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THE MUSE 



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VOLUME NINETEEN 

19 17 




THE YEAR-BOOK OF THE STUDENTS OF ST. MARY'S SCHOOL 

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA 

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OREWORD 



Things that we have loved stay by us 

Though months, nay years, shall steal away: 
Wistaria, ivy, grove and Chapel, 

Friends and duties, loiterings, play. 
Then in our hearts' most secret places 

We'll ever find well guarded there 
A home for thee, oh dear St. Mary's, 

Alma Mater, loved and fair. 

So may for us these pictured pages 

Bring before us when we ponder 
These dear days of life together. 

Days so bright with faith and wonder; 
Those long hours we spent in idling. 

And the work time swiftly passed, 
Something of their charm and fragrance 

May within this volume last. 

E. W. T. 




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TO 

MISS FRANCES RANNEY BOTTUM 

LOYAL DAUGHTER OF ST. MARY'S 

INSPIRING TEACHER, ENDEARING COMRADE, FAITHFUL FRIEND 

THIS NINETEENTH VOLUME OF THE MUSE 

IS LOVINGLY DEDICATED BY THE 

SENIOR CLASS 
FOR THE ST. MARY'S GIRLS OF 1917 











MISS FRANCES RANNEY BOTTUM 

Graduate of St. Mary's, Class of 1912 
Teacher of Science 
Adviser of the Alpha Rho Literary Society 
Illustrator of The Muse 



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Alma Mater 



(Tune: "Believe Me if All Those En 



■ing Young Charms") 



St. Mary's! wherever thy daughters may be 
They love thy high praises to sing. 

And tell of thy beauties of campus and tree 
Around which sweet memories cling; 

They may wander afar, out of reach of thy name, 
Afar, out of sight of thy grove, 

But the thought of St. Mary's aye kindles a flame 
Of sweet recollections and love. 



Beloved St. Mary's! how great is our debt! 

Thou hast cared for thy daughters full well; 
They can never thy happy instructions forget. 

Nor fail of thy virtues to tell. 
The love that they feel is a heritage pure; 

An experience wholesome and sweet. 
Through fast rolling years it will grow and endun 

Be a lamp and a guide to their feet. 






May the future unite all the good of thy past 

With the best that new knowledge can bring. 
Ever onward and upward thy course! To the last 

Be thou steadfast in every good thing. 
Generations to come may thy fair daughters still 

Fondly think on thy halls and thy grove 
And carry thy teachings— o'er woodland and hill- 

Of earnestness, wisdom, and love. 



H. E. R. IVIS 



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The Anniversary Year 

The Seventy-fifth Year of St. Mary si 

The Fiftieth Year of "Miss Katie" at St. Mary's! 

The Twentieth Year of the Church Ownership of St. Marys! 

The Tenth Year of the Present Rectorship! 

Truly this has been in the history of St. Mary's a very year of Anniversaries, and in the Anniversary Cele- 
bration on May 1 1-12 we have tried to do honor to the occasion. 

The Anniversary Celebration 

In the Anniversary Celebration, following the spirit of St. Mary's rather than the more formal arrange- 
ment usual in colleges on such anniversaries, chief stress was laid on the welcoming back of the Old Girls by the 
St. Mary's girls of the present, and the entertainment was largely an attempt to revive in all St. Mary's Girls the 
recollections of the scenes of their St. Mary's and make them realize themselves an ever integral part of the 
School. 

The program was the following: 

FRIDAY, MAY II 

8:30 p. m. In the Auditorium. Bishop Cheshire. President of the Board of Trustees, presiding. Ad- 
dresses by Dr. W. S. Currell. President of the University of South Carolina, and by Miss Emilie Watts McVea. 
St. Mary's, '84. President Sweetbrier College. 

SATURDAY, MAY 12 

8:00 a. m. In the Chapel. Celebration of the Holy Communion (with music). The Rector, celebrant. 

10:30 a. m. In the Auditorium. Student Literary Exercises. Brief historical speeches by representa- 
tives of the Literary Societies, and announcement of the winners in the Inter-society Competition for the best 
original St. Mary's essay, story and verses, with the reading of the winning contributions. 

2:00 p. m. In Clement Hall. The Rector, toastmaster. Alumnae Luncheon in the Dining Room, fol- 
lowed by brief after-luncheon speeches. 

5:00 p. m. In the Grove. Anniversary Festival. Miss Thomas, Mistress of Ceremonies. A St. Mary's 
pageant, with the entire School participating, with procession reviewed by the visitors at the outdoor stage in 
the grove near the South Walk and the special features staged at that point. 

8:30 p. m. In the Auditorium. The Chorus Class, under the direction of Mr. Owen, in a presentation of 
Gilbert and Sullivan's opera, "Patience." 

This was the Third Anniversary Celebration on a large scale in the history of St. Mary's. 

On June 5-9, 1892, at the Commencement Season, in the later years of Dr. Bennett Smedes. the Fiftieth 
Anniversary of the School was celebrated. 

On April 20, 1910, the Hundredth Anniversary of the birth of Dr. Aldert Smedes. the Founder, was fit- 
tingly observed at the School, with a large attendance of visiting alumnae, who were entertained in the School 
buildings. 












REV. ALDERT SMEDES. D.D.. 1810-1877 

Founder (1842) and First Rector (1842-1877) of St. Mary's School 

At the time of the death of Dr. Smedes a tribute was paid to his memory by the Bishop in these words: 
"I take this occasion to express publicly, as my judgment, that Dr. Smedes accomplished more for the advance- 
ment of the Church in this Diocese, and for the promotion of the best interests of society within its limits, than 
any other man who ever lived In it. Under his care, and very much as the result of his intelligence, his firmness 
and his tender affection for them, there went out from St. Mary's School. Raleigh, every year a number of young 
girls who, in culture, in refinement, and still more in elevation of moral and religious character, would compare 
favorably with the pupils of any other institution in this country. He knew not only how to teach, but how to 
govern, and to make himself honored as well as loved; and to constrain his pupils to feel that the years spent 
under his care were at the same time the happiest and most useful of their lives. He has gone to his reward, 
but his work remains, and will remain from generation to generation." (Haywood's "Bishops of North Caro- 
lina," page 193.) 









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The Seventy-fifth Anniversary 

It was on May 12th, 1842, that Rev. Aldert Smedes first threw open the doors of St. Mary's for the recep- 
tion of students, and except for the vacation periods, those doors have been (at least figuratively) continuously 
open, the War Between the States, with all its hardships, having caused no interruption in the work of St. Mary's. 

The facts of the history of the School are published in many other places. The reproduction of the first 
advertisement of the School will here serve to take our thoughts "across the years.'' 

THE FIRST ADVERTISEMENT OF ST. MARY'S 

(Early in the year 1S42 Dr. Smedes issued a circular announcement of the approaching opening of what was to 
be St. Mary's, though without mentioning a name for the school. Thi a same announcement appeared in the papers 
of that time. This circular follows.) 

The Rev. ALDERT SMEDES, of the City of New York, designs to open a School for Young Ladies, in 
the City of Raleigh, N. C on the 12th day of May next. 

This Institution is to furnish a thorough and elegant Education, equal to the best that can be obtained 
in the City of New York, or in any Northern School. 

The School Buildings, situated in a beautiful and elevated Oak grove, furnish the most spacious accomo- 
dations. The Dormitories are separated into Alcoves, for two Young Ladies each, of a construction to secure 
privacy and at the same time a free circulation of air. 

Every article of furniture is provided by the School, except bedding (beds will be furnished) and towels. 

TERMS. — For Board (including washing and every incidental expense), with Tuition in English, Latin, 
&c, $100 per Session, payable in advance. 

The Extra charges will be for French. Music, Drawing, Painting, and Ornamental Needle-work, at the 
usual prices of the Masters. There will be no other extra charge. 

Pupils will be admitted at any age desired. 

No Pupil, except by a written request of the Parent or Guardian to the Rector of the School, will be allowed 
to have an account at any Store or Shop in the City. A disregard of this prohibition will be followed by an 
immediate dismission from the school. 

Day-Scholars will be received from such Parents or Guardians as reside in the place. 

The year will be divided into two terms of five months each. The former commencing, after the first term 
on the 15th of May. and terminating on the 15th of October. The latter commencing on the 20th of Novem- 
ber and terminating on the 20th of April. 

(Then follows a long list of references. etc.| 








M U! S E 





"Constant as the Northern Star. 
Of whose true, fix'd and resting quality 
There Is no fellow in the firmament." 



To Miss Katie 

To long for truth, to try to realize 
The highest that we see — that is the noblest 
Living, and that, dear friend, in all these years 
Your high sincerity, your love of love. 
Your hatred of deceit and scorn of all pretense 
Have helped us to desire. 

Thinking of you. 
We know that love and truth are real, 
That God and good are the eternal verities. 
Noisy ambition, hard won fame, the wish 
For recognition even of worthy work. 
Beside these vital truths fade into nothingness. 
To do good, and to distribute of your love 
And of your strength to them that need, that 
Has been your life. And with such service. 

God is pleased. 

EmilieW. McVea. 1900. 



Miss Kate McKimmon. known affectionately as 
"Miss Katie" to all St. Mary's girls, is this year 
rounding out a half century of devoted service to 
the School. 

Entering as a little girl in 1867. from pupil she 
became teacher, and has continued her teaching 
without interruption since, being now in charge of 
the Primary School. 

As "Dormitory Mother" she won the hearts of 
her girls for many years, and her work for and in 
the Chapel has been a very special part of her. 

Unreconstructed Southerner but loyal American, 
whole hearted in her devotion to School and to 
Church, St. Mary's would hardly seem St. Mary's 
without "Miss Katie." 

Miss McVea paid tribute to her in th< 
published above on her fiftieth birthday. 



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THE CHAPEL IN THE '60s 
(From the drawing by Miss Liddell) 




Three Scenes from the Life of St. Mary's 

Katharine P. Drane. 18. i A 

(The Winning Sketch in the Anniversary Contest) 



The Opening of St. Mary's 

ON THE 12th of May, 1842, a bright sunshiny morning. Rev. Aldert Smedes threw 
open the doors of St. Mary's for the first day of school. The opening service was 
held in the parlor, and we can imagine the scene that took place: Rev. Aldert 
Smedes, tall, graceful and impressive, stood before a little band of thirteen boarding pupils 
and about an equal number of day scholars, with those who were to help him in his work 
Madame Clement, Miss Maria Thompson, Miss Long, and Mr. and Mrs. Brandt and 
led them in a short service, the first service at St. Mary's. Think of the services that have 
taken place since that May morning so long ago! And does it not make you love and 
admire the earnest man who had faith to undertake the establishment of a Church School 
for girls, thus making it possible for the many things which St. Mary's has done and stood 
for is doing and standing for? 

As no records have been preserved of the happenings of the first weeks of the life of 
the School, we have to pass over them, but not without imagining to ourselves that per- 
haps, after all, those thirteen little girls did and felt very much as we ourselves did and 
felt our first weeks at St. Mary's. For who can look back to that first week without 
recalling the strangeness of everything, and the times when those big lumps just would 
come up in the throat at the thought of home? Still, the work of St. Mary's had begun, 
and, in the years that followed, Dr. Smedes succeeded in establishing the School on a 
firmer and firmer basis. 

II 

Leaves from My Diary . -,,„,-. 

August 3, 1863. 

Father and 1 have just reached St. Mary's after a long and tiresome journey. We 
left our home in Salisbury early day before yesterday morning. As we were to drive to 
Salem in our carriage, mother decided to go that far with us: for it was at Salem that we 
were to take the coach. It was a long trip, but I was glad every minute of it, and the end 
of it came too soon when I had to tell mother good-bye. We did not have much time 
to wait, as the stage was about ready to leave. They stored my trunk away in the boot, 
and father and I climbed in. It was fun at first, but I soon grew weary of looking out 
of the window and amused myself by reading about those funny Fezziwigs in "Pickwick 
Papers.'' We reached Durham station and father told me that our journey was almost 
finished. We finally reached Raleigh and rode out to St. Mary's in the Yarborough 
omnibus. Father left me right after we got there, and how hard it was to tell him 
good-bye! I tried not to cry: but I don't know when I shall see him again, as' he re- 
turns to join his company tomorrow. 













RIGHT REVEREND JOSEPH BLOUNT CHESHIRE. D.D. 

Bishop of North Carolina 

President of the Board of Trustees of St- Mary's 

and Chairman of the Executive Committee 

1897- 1917 






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August 4, I8t>3. 
I slept in a long room last night with many little beds in it. I have met Dr. Smedes 
and I love him already. Miss Evertson scares me most to death, and she is so strict 
and sarcastic! But I saw one girl run up and sit on her knee, so maybe she won't be so 
stern after I know her. I went to classes today, and I am going to work hard! 

August 15, 1863. 

I have been so busy that I have not had time to write in my diary for a long time. 
This afternoon we sewed and knitted for the soldiers of "The Ellis Light Artillery," and 
we are going to do it every Saturday afternoon. I am learning to knit and I am getting 
on finely. I dropped only ten stitches this afternoon! 

October 20, 1863. 

Isn't it funny how you get used to things? If I had thought at the beginning of 
this dreadful war that the time would come when I would possess but three dresses, with 
two of them homespun and the other calico, why, I think I should have died right then 
and there. But we girls are just as happy as if we had on silks and satins. We lead an 
uneventful life, but we do have a good time. Every afternoon we play ball in the grove 
at recess, and we get so hot and mussed up that Madame always scolds us when we rush 
breathless into French recitation, which comes directly after recess. None of us ever 
thinks about grumbling when we have sorghum and bread time and again. Why, if it is 
good enough for Dr. and Mrs. Smedes to eat and they are two of the best people in the 
world — I know that we should be glad to eat it. And sorghum tastes mighty good at 
those candy stews Mrs. Smedes has. 

October 23, 1863. 

One of the girls told me that Mildred Lee, daughter of our beloved Robert E. Lee, 
is coming tomorrow. I know we shall hear lots of interesting things from her. Betty 
Meade told Miss Evertson that she was coming, and all she said was, "Suppose she does 
come, she's no more than an ordinary mortal like the rest of us." But, anyhow, I know 
I shall be proud to be with her. And Mrs. Jefferson Davis, who has been here all summer 
with her four children, is expecting to leave soon. People come from far and near to 
receive the warm hospitality which Dr. Smedes so kindly offers. 

July 20. 1864. 

Never shall I forget this Sunday. Yesterday we knew that a fierce battle was raging, 
and lots of the girls had near relatives in the army. Our dear Dr. Smedes's son, Edward, 
was with the forces engaged in battle. This morning, right before the end of service, 
when Dr. Smedes was pronouncing the benediction, a messenger appeared at the door of 
the Chapel. We all guessed that he had brought bad news as we marched out of the 
Chapel. Madame Gouye went to the messenger and got the telegram from him, sending 
it to Dr. Smedes by his little daughter. Soon we learned that the telegram announced 
that Edward Smedes had been killed in the battle. How brave our Rector has been 
through all his sadness! This is the second of his sons to die for the Cause. 










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THE REV. GEORGE WILLIAM LAY. D.C.L.. 

Filth Rector of St. Mary's, 1907 - 

In whose Rectorship the Wings and Clement Hall have been built and the School has reached the 
enrollment in its seventy-five years. 



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Apnl 14, 1865. 
Oh, I am so scared, and I want to go home! Those horrid old Yankees are camped 
right out in our grove! I don't know what they will do to us. I saw one of the soldiers 
walking around, and I just walked up to him and I told him what I thought of him for 
coming up here and scaring us so. 

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St. Mary's School, Raleigh. N. C, April 26, 1883. 

My Dear Little Daughter: —I am enjoying my visit to your sister Elizabeth very 
much, and I wish that you could be here with me. 

When I arrived last Friday Elizabeth was very glad to see me, but her mind seemed 
to be very preoccupied. 1 at last found out that she was thinking of the dreaded abstract 
of the Friday's Chapel address that she had to write. When she finished that I thought 
everything would be all right, but she told me that the most trying event of the whole 
week took place on Friday afternoon, when they had the "reading-out." I decided to 
slip in quietly and observe the "reading-out." All of the teachers and students assem- 
bled in the School Room; the teachers sat on the platform in the front of the room. One 
by one they rose, and read out the week's honor roll; and you will be glad to know that 
Elizabeth's name was read out by all her teachers. 

Yesterday afternoon it was very cool, it almost felt like a day in early winter -and I 
wish you could have been here to see the funny sight of Walking Hour. When the bell 
rang girls came running from the Rocks and Main Building, and every girl had on a 
shawl! Red shawls, blue shawls, gray shawls every kind and color of shawl imaginable. 
They walked up and down all around the Grove, and they looked like so many nuns in 
their long shawls, — but nuns would not have on such gaily colored wraps, would they? 
1 happened to be down near the gate, and a man, evidently a stranger in Raleigh, stopped 
and politely asked if this were the Insane Asylum! 

Rising bell rings at six o'clock and we have dinner at half-past three. I know you 
would like the way we have luncheon at noon. The girls all file down to the store room 
in a long procession, and there they find four big waiters, two filled with apples and two 
filled with piles of crackers, three in each pile; then the housekeeper hands an apple and 
three crackers to each girl, and, as a rare treat, there is cheese to go with the crackers. 
Then the girls may go out to the grove if they choose and eat lunch with their "chums." 

Elizabeth rooms in Miss Kate McKimmon's Dormitory. The girls call the Dormi- 
tory "McKimmonsville," and they do have so much fun. 

You and Aunt Nancy can fix up a box and send it to surprise Elizabeth. "Getting 
boxes" is one of the very best things that can happen to a school girl, and the bigger the 
box, the better it is. 

With a heart full of love for my little girl, 

Your Mother. 












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THE CONFIRMATION GROUP IN THE PARLOR 

The plate from which this photograph of the "Confirmation Group" is reproduced is furnished the Muse 
through the courtesy of Mr. Marshall DeLancey Haywood. It is used in his book, " The Bishops of North 
Carolina," where he says of the picture: 

"About the year 1844, the Reverend Aldert Smedes. D.D.. Rector of Saint Mary's School at Raleigh, 
engaged William Hart to paint a full length portrait of Bishop Ives. This portrait (which still hangs in the 
parlor at St. Mary's) represents him in the act of administering the rite of confirmation to a class of four girls." 

It will be remembered that it was Bishop Ives who first interested Dr. Smedes in founding St. Mary's. 

This portrait has always been an object of special interest to St. Mary's girls, and the question of who 
were the originals of the girls painted in the group is an ever interesting subject of discussion now carried on in 
the third generation. 



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The original of the "Stage Coach Picture." so often used in the Muse to contrast the old days with later 
ones, was a drawing by Mrs. Gustave Blessner. Mr. Blessner, Musical Director at St. Mary's in the '40s, had 
it lithographed for use on the cover of some waltzes which he composed and had published in 1845. On the 
title page of the music, in addition to the Stage Coach Picture, was printed: "The Flowers of the South. A 
Collection of Characteristic Waltzes, Composed for the Piano, and Dedicated to the Young Ladies of St. Mary's 
School. Raleigh. N. C, by Gustave Blessner." 




Madame Clement was the first French teacher at St. 
Mary's, and her little daughter Eleanor accompanied her 
to St. Mary's and became first a pupil and then a teacher 
here. Later on she established a very successful girls' 
school at Germantown (Philadelphia). Pa. At her death 
she left St. Mary's a $5,000 fund to establish a scholarship 
in honor of her mother, and also made St. Mary's the residu- 
ary legatee of her estate. From this bequest of $35,000. 
the funds were derived for the building of Clement Hall, 
which was named in Miss Clement's honor. 




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THE REV. BENNETT SMEDES, D.D. 
Second Rector of St- Mary's School, 1877 1897 

"I am sure that every girl who has been fortunate enough to count herself a St. Mary's girl during the 
regime of Dr. Bennett Smedes has felt the same sense of loving protection.'' 

"Strictly the head of his household, he was a companion of infinite tenderness, sympathy, and understand- 
ing, a man to lean upon, to look up to, to thank God for." 

"This old-time courtesy never left him in the performance of the slightest duty or amenity of life. ' 

"His firmness, his modesty, his mental attainments, his appreciation of the beautiful, and of brilliancy and 
wit are well known to all who knew him." 













-THE muse: 





Miss Emilie Watts McVea, S. M. S., '84. the Alumna- 
Speaker at the Anniversary Celebration, is one of the most 
distinguished of the Graduates of St. Mary's, and one of 
them most immediately connected with it for many years. 

She graduated with the Class of '8-1. one of the best re- 
membered of St. Mary's classes, and was for many years 
first teacher and then Lady Principal, in the Rectorship of 
Dr. Bennett Smedes. 

After leaving St. Mary's she studied at Cornell Uni- 
versity, took her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at George 
Washington University. Washington. D. C. became Dean 
of Women at the University of Cincinnati, and in 1916 
assumed the Presidency of Sweetbrier College. 



THE CLASS OF 1884 

of which Miss McVea and Miss Dowd 

were members, 
(From the photograph in the Teachers' 

Sitting Room.) 




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A GROUP ON THE FRONT STEPS IN THE '60s 







A FRENCH PLAY OF THE LATE 70s 








THE EASTER MORNING PROCESSION TO THE CHAPEL 




A CLASS DAY SCENE IN THE GROVE. 1915 




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MRS. MARY JOHNSON IREDELL 

who has given the greater part of a life of 
usefulness to the work of St. Mary's as stu- 
dent, as student assistant, as teacher, as 
traveling representative, as organizer of the 
Alumnae and as President of the Alumnae 
Association. 



St. Mary's Alumnae Association 



Honorary President - 

Honorary Vice-Presidents 

President - - - 

Via -Presidt »t - - - - 

Secretary - - 

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OFFICERS, 1916-17 

- Mrs. Mary Iredell, Raleigh 
/Mrs. I. McK. Pittemoer, Raleigh 
Mrs B S Leak, Durham 
Mrs. W. E. Lixdsey, Spartanburg, S 
Mrs. A. L Baker, Raleigh 
Miss Kate McKimmon. St Mary's 
Mrs Ernest Cruikshank, Raleigh 






ALUMNJE COUNCIL 

Mrs. J. J. Bernard. Raleigh, N. C, until L917 
MiSS Minnie Leary, Elizabeth City, N. C . until 1917 
Miss Florence Slater, New York Citv, until 1918 
Miss Emilie \\ Ml \ i.v, Sweel Brier, Ya , until 1'IIS 
Miss Susan Franks Iden, Raleigh, N. ('., until 1919 
Mrs. Elizabeth McC, Snow, Raleigh, N. ('., until 1010 

The Alumnae Association of St. Mary's was established in 1880 and meets annually at Commencement. 
It has done effective work in aiding the progress of the School. 

The Alumnae Chapters meet in their several towns and cities on November 1st. All Saints, which is cele- 
brated as Founders' Day, and on May 12th. the date of the first opening of St. Mary's, which is observed as 
Alumnae Day. 

The most important special work accomplished by the Alumna? Association has been the establishment 
of the Smedes Memorial Scholarship, to the memory of the Founder and his son. the second Rector of St. Mary's; 
the rebuilding of the Chapel, and the establishment of the Mary Iredell Fund and the Kate McKimmon Fund. 




THE MUSE 




The Board of Trustees 

The Bishops 

Rt. Rev. Jos. Blount Cheshire, D.D., Chairman Raleigh, N. C 

Rt. Rev. Win. Alexander ( Iuerry, D.D Charleston, S. C 

Rt. Rev. Junius M. Hoiineu, D.D Asheville, N. C 

Rt. Rev. Thus. C. Darst. D.D Wilmington, N. C 

Clerical and Lay Trustees 

NORTH CAROLINA 

Rev. ,1. E. Ingle, Raleigh Rev. M. A. Barber, Raleigh 

Dr. R. H. Lewis, Raleigh Rev. Isaac W. Hughes, Henderson 

Mr. D. Y. Cooper, Henderson Col. Chas. E. Johnson, Raleigh 

Mr. Graham Andrews, Raleigh Mr. W. A. Erwin, Durham 

(until 1918) (until 1921) 

EAST CAROLINA 

Rev. J. H. Griffith, Kinston Rev. R. B. Drane, D.D., Edenton 

Mr. Geo. C. Royall, Goldsboro Mr. Frank Wood, Edenton 

(until 1918) (until 1921) 

SOUTH CAROLINA 

Rev. T. T. Walsh, Yorkville Rev. L. G. Wood, Charleston 

Mr. P. T. Hayne, Greenville Mr. T. W. Bacot, Charleston 

(until 1917) (until 1917) 

ASHEVILLE 

Rev. R. N. Willcox, Hendersonville Rev. H. N. Bownic, Tryon 
Hon. Wm. A. Hoke, Lincolnton Mr, F. A. Clinard, Yadkin Valley 

(until 1917i (until 1917) 

Executive Committee 

Rt. Rev, -I. B. Cheshire, D.D., Chairman 
Col. Chas. E. Johnson Dr. R. H. Lewis 

Hon W A. Hoke Mr. George C. Royall 

Mr. D. Y. Cooper 

Secretary and Treasurer 
Dr. K. P. Battle, Jr. 

Committee on Raising the Building and Endowment Fund 

Rev. Isaac W. Hughes, Chairman 
Mr. George C. Royai.i. Mr. Graham H. Andrews 

Special Representative of the Trustees [fin- the purpose of mislay the Fond): 
Rev, Francis M. Osborne, Raleigh 




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As the Anniversary Celebration has been the dominant feature of the School Year in St. Mary's affairs, 
so the onward march of the country in the world crisis has lent a special and dominating touch to the school 
life in its relation to things outside. 

The work for Belgian Relief, the enthusiasm displayed in the First Aid Classes of the Red Cross, with 
eighty members of the School completing the course, the great interest in the presentation of the Flag, were each 
indicative of the patriotic feeling that stirs St. Mary's deeply. 

Possibly the American incident of the year which will stand out longest in memory was the exchange of 
telegrams with President Wilson through his daughter, Mrs. William G. McAdoo. now the wife of Secretary 
McAdoo. and our "Nell Wilson" of 1906-08. 

The patriotic meeting of the School on the evening of April 3d aroused much enthusiasm, and at it the 
resolution was adopted, the reply following in due course. 

Mrs. Wm. G. McAdoo. Raleigh. N. C. April 3, 1917. 

1709 Massachusetts Avenue. Washington, D. C. 
The students of St. Mary's School have tonight adopted unanimously the following resolution: 
"We. the girls and teachers of St. Mary's School, wish through you to extend to our 
President our wholehearted sympathy for him in this crisis, and to pledge to him and to 
our country our loyal service. 

"It has been with deepest admiration that we have watched and applauded each move 
that he has made in his wise guidance of our country and his firm championship of the 



right." 



(Signed) Alice Latham, President Senior Class. 

Katharine Drane. President Junior Class. 
Estelle Ravenel, President Sophomore Class. 
Nancy Woolford, President Freshman Class. 
Nettie C. Daniels, President Sub-Freshman Class. 
Eleanor W. Thomas, for the Faculty. 
George W. Lay, Rector. 



THE REPLY 



Washington, D. C, April 14, 1917. 



Alice Latham. President Senior Class, etc., 

St. Mary's. Raleigh. N. C. 
Have not had an opportunity until today to show your splendid telegram to my father. He has asked 
me to send you his deep appreciation and warm thanks for your message and to say that such a pledge of faith 
and service does much to cheer and encourage him. 
1 send my thanks and my love to my School. 

Eleanor Wilson McAdoo. 








MISS ELEANOR WALTER THOMAS 

Lady Principal of St. Mary's, 1909-1912; 1913-1917 
Head of the English Department 
Class Adviser of the Class of 1917 



"As we our several ways shall wend. 

Eleanor, our Eleanor. 
Though fate may us asunder rend. 

Eleanor, our Eleanor. 
We all shall love thee to the end, 
May blessings ever thee attend, 
Teacher, adviser, guide and friend. 

Eleanor, our Eleanor. ' 
















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The Faculty and Officers of St. Mary's 

1916-1917 

Rev. George W. Lay, D.C.L Rector 

Miss Eleanor W. Thomas Lady Principal 

Ernest Cruikshank Secretary and Business Manager 

The Academic Department 

Rev. George W. Lay Bible, Ethics and Pedagogy 

(A.B.. Yale, 1882; B.D.. General Theological Seminary, 1S85; D.C.L., University of the South, 1915. 
Master in St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H., 1888-1907, Rector of St. Mary's, 1907—) 

Eleanor W. Thomas English and Literature 

(A.M., College for Women, S. C., Innil; US, Columbia University, N. Y.. 1013. St. Mary's, 1900-1904; 
1905-1912; 1913—) 

William E. Stone History and German 

(A.B., Harvard, 1882. Principal. Edenton, N. C, Academy, 1901-1902. Master in Porter Academy, 
Charleston, 1902-1903. St. Mary's. 1903—) 

Ernest Cruikshank Psychology and < 'urrent History 

(A.B., Washington ( lollege, Md , 1897; A M . 1S08; graduate student Johns Hopkins University, 1900 
St. Mary's. 1903—) 

Marie Rudnicka French 

(C'ours de 1'Hotcl de Ville, Paris; instructor in St. Mary's College, Dallas, 1907-1912. St. Mary's. 1912—) 

Helen Urquhart Latin 

(A.B., Mt. Holyoke College, 1910. Instructor, Winthrop College, 1914. St Mary's, 1010-1913. 1914—) 

Frances Ranney Bottum Science 

(San Diego, Cal., Normal College, 1910-11; graduate St. Mary's, 1912; summer student Teachers' Col- 
lege, Columbia University, 1913, 1914; Peabody Teachers' College, 1916. St. Mary's, 1912—) 

Janet B. Glen English and Italian 

(Lake Erie College, Painesville, O ; Cornell University; summer student, University of Chicago, 1911 ; 
R, Scuolfl di Kecilazione, Florence. Italy, 1910; summer student, Junta Para Auipliaeion de Estudios, 
Madrid, 1912-1913 Teacher in Obeilin College, 1887-1891; Rye Seminary, New York, 1899-1908; The 
Leete School, New York City, 1911-1914. St. Mary's, 1894-1897; 1915-1917.) 

Jewett Snook Mathematics 

(A.B., Welleslev College, 19111. Teacher in The Berwick School (Va ..), 1910-1912. St Mary's Seminary 
(Md), 1914-1915. St Mary's. 1915—) 



.1 dlia Washiniiti in Allen German and English 

(Graduate St Mary's. 1914; A.B., Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 191(1 St. Mary's, 1910—1 






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MR. CRU1KSHANK 

MISS URQUHART 
MISS F- BOTTUM 



MISS C. FENNER 

MLLE. RUDNICKA 
MISS GLENN 



MR. STONE 

MISS SNOOK 
MISS DAVIS 






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Caroline Elizabeth Myrick English 

(A.B., Swarthraore College, 1914; A M., Radcliffe College, 1916. St. Mary's, 1917—) 

Florence C. Davis Elocution 

(B.O., Emerson College, Boston. 1906; Blmira College; Posse Gymnasium. St, Mary's, 1911—1 

Mabel H. Barton : Physical Director 

(Graduate Sargent Normal School 'if Physical Education, 1914: practice teacher Cambridge Public 
Schools. St. Mary's. 1914—) 

Lucy Elizabeth Robins Lower Preparatory School 

(Graduate, State Normal School, Farmville, Va., 191)0; summer student. University of Virginia, 1913; 
teacher in the Wakefield (Va.) High School, the Bristol (Va.) City Schools. St. Mary's, 1913—) 

Kate McKimmon Primary School 

(Studenl and teacher at St. Mary's since 1861.) 

Music Department 

Martha A. Dowd, Director Piano, Theory, History of Music 

(Graduate of St . Mary's, 18s4 ; pupil of Kuersteiner, Soplms Wiig, Albert Mack: of Edwin Farmer in 
New York, 1915. President N. C. Music Teachers' Association, 191ti— ; St. Mary's, 1SS6— ; Director of 
Music. 1908 I 

R. Blinn ( )wen Organ , /// charge of Voice 

(MM us., Detroit School of Music; pupil of Zirnnier mann, Mazurette, Theo. Beach of Detroit; Kreutsch- 
mar, in New York, Ellison Van Hoose; teacher in Detroit, and New York; private teacher in Bluefield, 
W. Va , and Greensboro. N. C 1900-1909, Organist and Choir Director, f '1m ist Church. Raleigh. 
1909—; Director St, Cecilia Club, etc St Mary's, 1909—) 

Rebecca Hill Shields Piano 

(Graduate, Si Mary's, 1910. Certificate in Piano. Si Mary's, 1910: certificate, Virgil Piano School, 
New York, 1912. Pupil of Ernest Hutch. -son Fassifern, 1911-1913; St. Mary's, 1913 — ) 

Ebie Roberts Piano 

(Pupil in Piano of James P. Brawley, Blinn ( I wen; in Harmony of John A. Simpson; in I trgan of Wade 
Brown; Certificate in the Burroughs Method. Columbia University, Summer Session, 191(i. Private 
teacher. St. Mary's, 1913—) 

Louise Seymour Piano 

(< Graduate New England Conservatory with honors, as teacher, 1911; as soloist. 1912. Accompanist at 
Whitney Vocal School; teacher at Mil liken University, etc. St. Mary's, 1914 — ) 

Gustav Hagedorn Violin 

(Pupil of Adolph Hahn and Leopold Lichtenbcig; of Issay Barmas and Edgar Slilluian Kelly, Berlin. 
Five vcars member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: Professor of Violin, Orchestra Instruments, 
etc., Meredith College. 1906-191.5; Dean of the Meredith College School of Music. 1912-1915. Director 
of Music, University of North Carolina Summer School, 1!H2— . President. N. C. Music Teacher's Asso- 
ciation, 1913-1914. St. Mary's. 1916- -I 

Marion Thompson Voice 

(( Iraduate of the H. Thane Miller School, Cincinnati, 1908; of the Institute of Musical Art of the City 
of New York — Supervisor's Course. 1915; Singing < 'ourse, 1916. Pupil of Arthur Terry Tebbs, of Sergei 
Klibansky, and of Mrs. Theodore J. Tocdt, St, Mary's, 1916—) 






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MISS ROBERTS 

MISS DOWD 

MISS SEYMOUR 



MR. OWEN 

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Art Department 

Clara I. Fenner, Director Drawing, Painting, Design, etc. 

(Graduate Maryland Institute School of Ail and Design; special student Pratt Institute, 1005; special 
student in Paris, Kill? Director of Art, St Mary's, 1802-1896; 1002—) 

Elocution Department 

Florence (.'. Davis, Director Elocution, Dramatic Art 

(BO . Emerson College, Boston, 1906; Elmira College IN. Y.); Posse Gymnasium, Boston, Pupil of 
Edith Herrick, Boston, s mers 1911-1913-1914 (Leland Powers Method); private studio, Elmira; sub- 
stitute teacher. Miss Metcalf's School, Tarrytown 1008; lonelier, Reidsville Seminary (N. CM, 1900- 
1911. Director of Elocution. St Mary's, lull—) 

Business Department 

Lizzie H. Lee, Director Stenography, Typewriting, Bookkeeping 

(Director of the- Department, 1806—) 

.) i'liet B. Sutton Assistant 

(St. Mary's, 189S— ) 

Home Economics Department 

Mildred Trowbridge Domestic Science, Donmdic Art 

(Manual Training High School, Kansas City; McKinley Hiirli School, St, Louis; Thomas Normal 
Training School, Detroit, Michigan. SI Mary's, 1910 — ) 

Officers 1916-1917 

Rev. George W. Lay, D.C.L Rector 

Miss Eleanor W. Thomas Lady Principal 

Miss Lillian Fenner Housekeeper 

Miss Annie Alexander, H.N Matron of the Infirmary 

(Graduate si Vincent's Hospital, Norfolk. 1909. St. Mary's. I!ll(i— ) 

Dr. A. W. Knox School Physician 

Ernest Crcikshank Secretary ami Business Manager 

M iss Lizzie H. Lee Bookkeeper 

Miss Juliet B. Sutton Secretary to tin' Rector 

Miss Margaret H. Bottom Office Secretary 

(Graduale Si. Mary's. 191.5 I 

Mrs. Mary" Iredell Agent of the Trustees 






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MISS ROBINS 

MISS M. BOTTUM 
MISS ALEXANDER 



MISS L. FENNER 

MISS McKIMMON 
MISS LEE 



DR. KNOX 

MISS SUTTON 
MISS TROWBRIDGE 

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The bonds are firm and enduring 
Which bind our hearts in one. 
Ties of affection and friendship, 
Of interest, work and fun. 
And living with face toward the future. 
We've worked with heart and with soul 
Till we've come to our graduation. 
Most eagerly sought for goal. 

So now at our happy Commencement 
Were full of thanks and of zeal. 
For we have with us the teachings 
Which St. Mary's has joy to reveal. 
May her precepts and ideals stay with us. 
Keep us ever faithful and true: 
May they make our lives each of service, 
Our hearts with firm strength endue. 

Farewell, then, dear Alma Mater, 
Our days now with you are past. 
But time's passing will never sever 
Our devotion and love steadfast. 
And though we are sad at parting 
Ours a quiet joy is too, 
Since memory will make ever dearer 
The love that we bear to you. 

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Colors: Violet and lavende 



Flower: Violet 



Motto: Aim high, but reach higher 



Alice Latham. President 

Frances Cheatham. Vice-President 



Nellie Rose. Secretary 
Eva Peele. Treasurer 



Class Adviser: Miss Thomas 



Class Roll 

Virginia Caroline Allen. Hickory, N. C. 
Virginia Pope Allen. Goldsboro, N. C. 

Emma Hudgins Badham, Edenton, N. C. 
Frances Howe Cheatham. Henderson, N. C. 
Jeanet Fairley, Rockingham, N. C. 
Georgia Foster. Savannah, Ga. 

Elmyra Jenkins. Roanoke Rapids. N. C. 
Golda Foy Judd. Raleigh, N. C. 

Alice Cohn Latham, Plymouth, N. C. 
Eva Irene Peele, Williamston. N. C. 
Eleanor Relyea. Washington. D. C. 

Annie Huske Robinson. Hawkinsville, Ga. 
Nellie Cooper Rose. Henderson, N, C. 
Rubie Logan Thorn. Kingstree. S. C. 

Ethel Carolina Yates. Camden. S. C. 

















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VIRGINIA CAROLINE ALLEN 
Hickory. N. C. 



VIRGINIA POPE ALLEN 
Goldsbc.ro. N. C. 



Critic. Sigma Lambda. 1917 
Historian. Sigma Lambda, 1917 
Editor-in-Chief Muse. 1917 









"How eloquent in every look — 
Through her expressive eyes her : 
Distinctly spoke.'' 



"My tongue though not my heart shall have 
its will." 









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EMMA HUDGINS BADHAM 
Edenton, N. C. 

Chapel Librarian, 1916 
Monthly Muse Board, 1916 
Vice-President Sigma Lambda, 1917 
President Granddaughters. 1917 
Inter-Society Debater Sigma Lambda, 1917 
Chapel Marshal. 1917 
Business Manager Muse. 1917 



FRANCES HOWE CHEATHAM 
Henderson, N. C. 

Vice-President Sigma Lambda. 1916 

Secretary Sigma Lambda, 1917 

Vice-President Class. 1917 

Chapel Warden. 1917 

Monthly Muse Board. 1917 

Assistant Business Manager Muse, 1917 



"A mind content, a conscience clear. 



"Deep gray eyes o'er run with laughter.' 






















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JEANET FAIRLEY 
Rockingham, N. C. 

Vice-President Epsilon Alpha Pi, 1916 
Vice-President Epsilon Alpha Pi. 1917 



GEORGIA FOSTER 
Savannah, Ga. 

President Epsilon Alpha Pi, 1917 






"There's sunshine in the heart of he; 









"And learn the luxury of doing good.' 







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ELMYRA JENKINS 
Roanoke Rapids, N. C. 

Secretary Class. 1916 
Commencement Marshal. 1916 
President Epsilon Alpha Pi. 1917 
Chapel Usher. 1917 
Exchange Editor Muse, 1917 



GOLDA FOY JUDD 
Raleigh, N. C. 



"Good humor only teaches charms to last. 
Still makes new conquests and maintains the 
past." 



"A day. an hour of virtuous liberty. 
Is worth a whole eternity of bondage ' 




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ALICE COHN LATHAM 
Plymouth. N. C. 

President Class, 1915-16-17 
Inter-Society Debater. 1915-17 
Monthly Muse Board. 1910 
Secretary Muse Club. 1916 
Chief Marshal Epsilon Alpha Pi. 1 9 1 1. 
Vice-President Epsilon Alpha Pi. 1916 
President Mu Athletic Association. 1917 
President Dfamatic Club, 1917 
Associate Editor Muse. 1917 
Anniversary Speaker, 1917 



EVA IRENE PEELE 
Williamston. N. C. 

Vice-President Alpha Rho, 1917 
Treasurer Class. 1917 
Chapel Marshal. 1917 






"When she will, she will— you can depend 
on't. 
When she won't, she won't, there's an end 
on't." 



"She knew whatever's to be known, 
But much more than she would own.' 









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ELEANOR RELYEA 
Washington, D. C. 

Inter-Society Debater. Sigma Lambda, 1915 
Commencement Marshal. 1915 
President Sigma Lambda. 1916-17 
President Altar Guild. 1917 
Chapel Usher, 1917 



ANNIE HUSKE ROBINSON 
Hawkinsville. Ga. 

President Sigma Athletic, 1916 
Vice-President Sigma Lambda, 1916 
Tennis Champion, 1916 
Winner Shakespearian Essay, 1916 
Inter-Society Speaker, Sigma Lambda. 1917 



ut genius must be born; it never can be 
taught." 



"Life is not so short but that 
There is time for courtesy." 
















NELLIE COOPER ROSE 
Henderson, N. C. 

Monthly Muse Board. 1916 
Treasurer Alpha Rho, 1916 
Commencement Marshal. 1916 
Secretary Class, 1917 
President Alpha Rho. 1917 



RUBIE LOGAN THORN 
Kingstree, S. C. 

Inter-Society Debater, 1915 
Treasurer Sigma Lambda, 1915 
Vice-President Dramatic Club, 1917 
Chapel Warden, 1917 



"Now let it work: Mischief thou art afoot, 
Take thou what course thou wilt." 



"A friend to truth, of soul sincere. 
In actions faithful, in honor clear." 







ETHEL CAROLINE YATES 
Camden. S. C. 

Secretary-Treasurer Dramatic Club, 1917 
Junior Teller Sigma Lambda, 1917 



A Senior Alphabet 

Catalogue the Seniors. 
Class of Seventeen, 
Alphabetic order. 
Keep their memory green. 

Virginia C, the Editor, 
Virginia P., the neat, 
Emma B.. the Business lass, 
Doodley C. the sweet. 

Jeanet F., the popular. 
Georgia, argufyer. 
Elmyra Jinks, "for goodness sake, 
Golda Judd, high flyer. 

Alice, maid of influence, 
Eva Peele, the teacher, 
Eleanor, ambitious one, 
Nellie, charming creature. 

Rubie Thorne, the logical. 
Annie R., athletic, 

Ethel, silent eloquence. 
Seventeen— synthetic. 

Charming Class of Seventeen, 
Fortune, please caress them, 
As they wander here and yon, 
Do be sure to bless them. 



"Known to few, but prized as far as known. 














Who's Who in the Class of 1 9 1 7 




VIRGINIA CAROLINE ALLEN. 'Miss Caroline." for thus we have 
to call her on account of the complication of Virginia Aliens in our class. 
To others she appears dignified, but we who know her so well contradict 
this, for she is always one of the first to enter into our Senior Hall pranks 
and jokes. "She hath an agile tongue." well said by one of the "Freshies." 
but if the Library walls could talk they would tell us even more than the 
"Freshies." who study there at night. 




VIRGINIA POPE ALLEN, better known as "White Virginia," 
is the college member of our class. She came to us from Randolph-Macon 
with very high class ideas, and it caused us some trouble to bring her down 
to our simple ways of life in Senior Hall. At times she forgets that she is 
not at Randolph-Macon now. for she will assume certain privileges during 
study-hour. She is not all fun, but is a good student and grand classmate. 



EMMA HUDGINS BADHAM. "Reddie." One minute she is glad. 
the next she is mad. Some say it is due to the disposition characteristic 
of "red-heads." but we know the true cause to be those eternal "Muse 
dues" which she is always collecting. When it ccmes to duly she is right 
there. 













FRANCES HOWE CHEATHAM. "Doodley" is our "most lovable" 
member, and a remarkable talent is her bass voice. Oftentimes it is heard 
in deep, melodious tones to Alice s accompaniment, and the rest of us 
listen, realizing how true it is that "music hath charms." She is always 
amusing, but mostly so when she is angry. In all her fantastic moods, 
in all her quaint common sense, "Doodley" has for three years been, and 
will be always, "most lovable." 



JEANET FAIRLEY. Fun. good time, lots to eat, these make up 
Jean who is always bright and happy. Everybody likes to have her about 
because she always brings life with her. Jean's recent hobby is moving 
picture scenarios which she devours daily, and we hope that she may some 
day reach her aspiration. 



GEORGIA FOSTER. Georgia is known most widely for her "unsel- 
fishness." but those with whom she is most constantly associated know 
that this is only one of the many laudable characteristics of her make-up. 
It is the regret of Senior Hall that "C" Math, claimed so much of her 
time, but we have managed often enough to entice her from the "beloved" 
study to enjoy her true spirit for a good time. Her dramatic ability rose 
to its height in the mid-term play, and the glory that she gained for be- 
ing a good-looking man entirely prevented the tragedy which her make-up 
work had almost made of her life. 



ELMYRA JENKINS. Elmyra. or. as her fastidious taste prefers. 

"Myra," must have been thought by the girls of four years ago "a very 
sweet little girl." but as time went by deeper and more laudable charac- 
teristics came to light. Every one soon discovered that she was deter- 
mined to make her mark. When this determination shows itself it is 
always accompanied by a facial expression which only the Seniors know. 
However, it has proven a very good attribute, for Elmyra usually "gils 
there." 















GOLDA FOY JUDD. Golda is the only "day pupil" in our class, 
and well she uses this great privilege- She is not with us much, for as 
soon as English N is over she is seen no more. But for this she is a good 
mixer, and we feel that this accomplishment will soon remove her from our 
number. She must be in love! Who ever saw one so carefree that was 
not? She is surely no "Maggie Gulliver," for she looks for no trouble and 
finds little. 







ALICE COHN LATHAM. Alice really has much respect for feel- 
ings, and even she has on a few occasions shown emotion, yet from her 
career you would judge statistics and offices consume all her thought, 
for she has been voted our "most influential." "best all round," and "best 
dancer," and has offices which to name were too long to tell. She exerts 
her potent influence in stirring up spirit and she greatly admires "the 
good old days," perhaps only less than that remarkable child, Annie 
Cameron. 




EVA IRENE PEELE. "Peva Eele" alias "The Bell(e) of Senior 
Hall," has a very keen sense of hearing, having never once missed the 
first peal of the rising bell, and never once failed to tell the Hall. Eva's 
uprightness is shown in everything, even in her very bearing as she leads 
out Chapel line. With all this she is the best hearted member of the class. 







ELEANOR RELYEA. Eleanor is the youngest of our class in years, 
but not in knowledge. For two years now she has held the coveted first 
place in Miss Thomas s English. However, we who know her well fear 
she has a natural weakness for English anyway, for somehow, though 
she sits on the front row, Eleanor always manages to be the last one out 
and to "get in" a private word or two with Miss Thomas. But she is 
ever ready to entertain us with her mandolin and marvelous tales of "up 
the country." and we have to forgive her monopoly of "Miss Eleanor T. 
The long and short of it must both be taken into consideration, you see. 
in this write up. 









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ANNIE HUSKE ROBINSON. Annie is the possessor of various tal- 
ents. She swims, plays tennis and basketball, recites, and performs upon 
every musical instrument she can find, especially upon the ukulele and 
guitar, and her voice often breaks into our peaceful slumbers after lights. 
She is followed by a horde of "crushes" to whom she is. as well as to us, 
"Sweet Annie." 





NELLIE COOPER ROSE. At the pageant Nellie proved herself a 

typical jester, and the Seniors of '17 rejoiced at the prospect of having 
such a joker to liven up the monotony of school life, but, alas! The Nellie 
of "17 is very different from the Nellie of '15 and '16. Although she has 
not entirely lost her ability for amusing she has now deeper interests to 
occupy her time, the deepest of which is "the great war." and we have to 
admit that she is the most loyal and devoted admirer of "Wilson" in the 
Senior Class. 



RUBIE LOGAN THORN. Since being taken for the Lady Princi- 
pal she has tried very hard to be dignified and keep up her "rep.." but 
her sense of humor along with the comic parts that she takes on the stage 
make it rather difficult. Most of her time is spent in trying to keep her 
roommate out of mischief. 




ETHEL CAROLINA YATES. "Cupid," as she is called by her 

friends, has only been among us two years, but in that time she has proven 
to us her sterling qualities. She. too. has a quantity of red hair, but she 
evidently keeps the corresponding disposition well under control, for she 
seldom gives way to it. With her perseverance, especially as to Algebra. 
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A Might-be Prophecy of the Class of 1917 

"There 11 come a time some day." 

Ah, strange are the changes that have come over us, 

Amazing, ridiculous too! 
Each is now just the opposite of what she once was, 

And as such I describe them to you. 

Virginia C. Allen, outspoken and tall. 

Now lets her friends have their own way; 
While our friend. Eva Peele. the society belle, 

Has the world as it were, in her sway. 

Emma Badham no longer is worried these days. 

But all smiling is wholly carefree; 
While Alice, most proper, with each hair tucked in place 

Has a hen-pecking husband-to-be. 

Elmyra. true, thrives on "for goodness sake" still. 

But has won herself glorious "rep."; 
Golda Judd, in class meeting so conspicuous of yore, 

Now quite bubbles over with "pep." 

Jean Fairley. of course, is a quaint little lady. 

Prim, proper, particular too. 
While Ethel, loud voiced and in manner outrageous, 

Laughs and stirs up a great how-dy'e-do. 

Virginia "White" Allen has at last quite recovered 

From the taps on her window pane; 
But Nellie, the Rose of the class in our youth, 

Greets our jokes now with lofty disdain. 

Georgia Foster, once "perfect," has fallen from grace, 

And is happy if still rather "queer"; 
While "Doodley" 's forgotten the way to say "ugh!" 

And writes essays for fun like a dear. 

A much thinner Rubie. a practical banker. 

Scorns Poetry and English and such; 
And Athletic Anne, now a most scornful "fan." 

Hates music and dinners "Sehr" much. 

"Aunt Eleanor Rclyea, at length sobered down, 
Is settled to sweet domesticity; 



Aren't you sure now that each of the class will enjoy 
A most dee-lightful brand of felicity? 



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MARTHA BOARDMAN WRIGHT 
Boardman. N. C. 

Diploma in Voice 

Diploma in Piano 

Certificate in Piano and Voice, 1916 



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KATHARINE PARKER DRANE 
Edcnton. N. C. 



ALINE EDMONDS HUGHES 




Henderson. N. C. 




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EMILIZA BRASWELL KNIGHT 
Tarboro. N. C. 

Home Economics 



SARAH L1TTLEJ0HN RAWLINGS 

Wilson, N. C. 




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Colors: Black and gold 



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Motto: Climb though the rocks be rugged 



Flower: Black-eyed Susan 



Katharine Parker Drane, President Agnes Theresa Pratt, Secretary 

Elizabeth McMorine Folk, Vice-President Martha Board man Wright, Treasurer 

Class Adviser: Mr. Stone 

CLASS ROLL 

Katharine Parker Drane. Edenton, N. C. 
Marion Travis Edwards. Raleigh. N. C. 

Elizabeth McMorine Folk, Raleigh, N. C. 
Ruth Ward Gebert, New Iberia, La. 

Aline Edmonds Hughes, Henderson, N. C. 

Katherine Dorothy Hughes. Raleigh. N. C. 
Helen Laughinghouse, Greenville. N. C. 

Helen Carhart Mason, Rocky Mount, N. C. 
Maud Irene Miller, Raleigh, N. C. 

Henrietta Marshall Morgan, Pittsboro, N. C. 
Agnes Theresa Pratt. Madison. N. C. 

Martha Boardman Wright, Boardman, N. C. 



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Colors: Scarlet and gray 



The Class of 1919 



Motto: He who conquers, conquers himself 



Flower: Scarlet Poppy 



Estelle Ravenel, President Ellen Lay, Secretary and Treasurer 

Sara Wood. Vice-President 

Class Adviser: Miss Sutton 

Bertha Albertson, Scotland Neck. N. C. 
Sadie Braxton, Kinston, N. C. 
Nina Burke, New Iberia, La. 

Florence Busbee. Raleigh, N. C. 

Mildred Collins, Centreville, Md. 

Catherine Gilmer, Charlotte, N. C. 

Frances Hillman. Nashville, Tenn. 
Marie Linehan, Raleigh, N. C. 

Novella Moye. Greenville. N. C. 
Mary Mullins. Marion, S. C. 

Josephine Myers. Charleston. S. C. 

Gertrude Pleasants. Hamlet, N. C. 
Estelle Ravenel. Valdosta. Ga. 

Alma Spencer, Fairfield, N. C. 
Sara Wood, Edenton, N. C. 





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The Class of I 920 



Motto: Ever onward, ever upward 



Flower: Marechal Neil Ro 



Nancy Woolford. President Catherine Gilmer. Vice-President 

Frances Hillman, Secretary-Treasurer 

Class Adviser: Mr. Cruikshank 



M. Adams 


M. R. Divine 


E. Knight 


S. Rawlings 


L. Arbogast 


M. Drane 


E. B. Lay 


E. Rembert 


L. S. Avent 


J. Dunn 


C. Lefferts 


A. Seed 


E. Ayres 


B. Durham 


M. Lindsay 


B. Sheldon 


H. Battle 


E. Faucette 


E. Marsh 


L. Shepherd 


K. Batts 


M. Ferebee 


R. Marsh 


A. Shumate 


E. Bowne 


S. Fishel 


M. Marston 


S. Smith 


H. Brigham 


M. H. Gold 


C. Martin 


M. Stanley 


L. Clarke 


M. B. Gold 


G. Mernmon 


H. Tarwater 


K. Coker 


S. Grant 


E. Moss 


L. Toler 


B. Cooper 


N. Gregg 


M. Moss 


J. White 


E. Cooper 


M. Griffith 


A. McDuffie 


G. Williamson 


H. Cooper 


M. Guirkin 


L. McLaws 


C. M. Wilkes 


E. Curtis 


B. M. Hines 


C. McMullan 


A. Wilson 


K. Darden 


M. Jones 


M. L. Nixon 


M. C. Wilson 


E. Davis 


S. Kaplan 


E. Pender 


E. Wingate 


S. Davis 


C. Kent 


M. Polk 


D. Wood 




M. Kirtland 


L. Pruden 


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Colors: Pink and blue 






Flower: Sweet 


Pea 


Nettie Carol Daniels, President 




Rainsford F 


Glass, Secretary 




Mary I. Chavasse, Vice-President 




Mary Neal. 


Treasurer 




K. Alston 


R, Hill 




M. Richardson 




K. Arbogast 


M. Holt 




V. Royster 




H. Barber 


M. Hood 




J. Ruffin 




E. Brantley 


L. Hyman 




K. Shuford 




D. Brigham 


A. Ivey 




L. Slade 




C. Butt 


E. Lacey 




A. Smith 




F. Butler 


A. Lay 




J- Smith 




M. Chavasse 


S. Linehan 




V. Staten 




H. Copeland 


F. B. Morgan 




P. Stiles 




N. Daniels 


C. Mott 




A. Stone 




P. Donlon 


H. McCoy 




D. Swett 




M. Fetter 


M. McCulloch 




M. Taliaferro 




T. Foot 


Hz. McNeill 




A. Taylor 




M. Forester 


Hn. McNeill 




M. Tredwell 




E. Freeland 


M. Neal 




L. Walker 




M. French 


S. Northrop 




S. Wiley 




R. Glass 


W. Odom 




A. Williams 




F. Griffin 


L. Paul 




V. Williams 




E. Griffith 


R. Pleasants 




A. Withers 




L. Hall 


V. Pottle 




K. Yarborough 




L. Hawkins 


D. Powell 




M. Yorke 






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Colors: Olive and gold 



(Founded 1900) 
Motto: Esse quam videri 

OFFICERS 



Flower: Jonquil 



Advent Term Easter Term 

Elmyra Jenkins President Georgia Foster 

Jeanet Fairley First Vice-President Jeanet Fairley 

Helen Laughinghouse Second Vice-President Helen Laughinghouse 

Agnes Pratt Secretary Agnes Pratt 

Nancy Woolford . Treasurer Martha Wright 



Agnes Pratt 
Virginia P. Allen 



INTER-SOCIF.TY DEBATERS 



ANNIVERSARY SPEAKER 

Alice Latham 

COMMENCEMENT MARSHALS 



Bessie Folk 

Nancy Woolfon 







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Nancy Woolford 












HONORARY MEMBERS 












Dr. 


Lay 






Miss McKimmon 




Mr. 


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Miss Lee 






Miss Julia Allen 




Miss Myrick 








Miss Trov 


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Miss Margaret 


Boltum 












ACTIVE MEMBERS 










Allen, V. 


P. 






Jones 




Lefferts 








Neal 


Avent 








Kern 




Lindsay 








Nixon 


Avera 








Kirtland 




McDume 








Odom 


Brigham. 


D. 






Lay. E. B. 




McNeill 








Pearsall 


Burke 








Lay. A. R. 




Merrimon 








Pratt 


Coker 








Lacey 




Morgan 








Richardson 


Cooper 








Lassiter 




Moss, E. 








Shuford 


Daniels 








Latham 




Moye 








Staten 


Davis, S. 








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Stiles 


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Colors: Purple and gray 



Advent Term 
Eleanor Relyea 
Frances Cheatham 
Annie Robinson 
Emma Badham 
Virginia C. Allen 
Ruble Thorn . 
Helen Brigham 
Ruth Gebert 



Katharine Drane 
Rubie Thorn 



(Founded, 1900) 



Motto: Lit with the sun 
OFFICERS 

President 

Vice-President 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

Critic 

Historian 

Senior Teller. 

Junior Teller 



INTER-SOCIETY DEBATERS 



Flower: Yellow Jessamine 



Easter Term 

Eleanor Relyea 

Emma Badham 

Frances Cheatham 

Rubie Thorn 

Katharine Drane 

Virginia C. Allen 

Annie Robinson 

Helen Brigham 



Emma Badham 
Marian Drane 



Helen Brigham 




Miss Davis 




Miss C. Fenner 




Miss Sutton 




Allen, V. C. 


Gebert 


Arbogast, K. 


Gilmer 


Arbogast, L. 


Glass 


Ayres, E. 


Gregg 


Badham 


Hawkins 


Batts 


Herndon 


Bowne 


Hill 


Brigham. H. 


Holt, M. 


Butler 


Hood 


Butt 


Ivey 


Cheatham 




Clarke 




Cooper, H. 




Davis 




Dent 




Drane, K. 




Drane, M. 




Forester 




Freeland 





ANNIVERSARY SPEAKER 
Annie Robinson 

COMMENCEMENT MARSHALS 



HONORARY MEMBERS 

Miss L. Fenner 
Miss Shields 



ACTIVE MEMBERS 



King 
Marsh. R. 

Marston 
Martin 
Miller 
Morgan, F. 
Moss. M. 
McLaws 
Northrop 
Palmer 




Faculty Adviser: Miss Thomas 



Ruth Gebert 



Mr. Stone 
Miss Thompson 
Miss Thomas 



Pleasants, G. 

Powell 

Relyea 

Rembert 

Robinson 

Shumate 

Slade 

Smith, A. 

Smith. J. 

Snipes 

Stone, A. 

Thorn 

Toler 

Tredwe 

Walker 

Wilkes 

Willinghani 

Withers. E. 

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Colors: Scarlet and gray 



Flower; Dais 



Motto: Facta 



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Advent Term 
Nellie Rose 
Eva Peele 
Frances Hillman 
Aline Hughes ... 
Elizabeth Waddell 
Estclle Ravenel 



OFFICERS c _ T 

Laster 1 erm 

President Nellie Rose 

Vice-President Eva Peele 

. . Secretary Frances Hillman 

. Treasurer Estelle Ravenel 

Senior Teller Aline Hughes 

Junior Teller Elizabeth Waddell 



Sara Wood 
Katharine Darde: 



INTER-SOCIETY DEBATERS 
ANNIVERSARY SPEAKER 

Aline Hughes 



Estelle Ravenel 
Frances Hillman 



Sara Wood 



Adams 

Albertson 

Battle 

Braxton 

Chavasse 

Collins 

Cooper, B. 

Copeland 

Curtis 

Darden 

Divine 

Dougherty 

Durham 

Ferebee 

Foote 

French 

Griffin, F. 

Griffith, E. 



COMMENCEMENT MARSHALS 
Frances Hillman. Chief 



ACTIVE MEMBERS 



Griffith, M. 

Hartley 

Hillman 

Hughes 

Hyman 

Jensen 

Kent 

Knight 

Lamb 

Lynah 

McCoy 




Faculty Adviser: Miss Frances Bottum 



Aline Hughes 


McMullan 


Raw lings 


McNeill 


Rose 


Marsh, E. 


Ruffin 


Mason 


Seed 


Mott 


Sheldon 


Myers 


Snvder 


Patch 


Springs 


Peele 


Tar water 


Polk 


Taylor 


Pottle 


Waddell 


Ravenel 


White 




Williams, A. 




Williams. V. 




Wilson. A. 




Wingate 




Withers, A. 




Wood. D, 




Wood. S. 


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The Commencement Marshals, 1917 



Nancy Woolford, E A II 

Agnes Theresa Pratt. E 
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Ruth Ward Gebert, 1 A 
Sara Elizabeth Wood. \ V 
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The Literary Society Activities 






The Literary Societies have been leading organizations at St. Mary's since their establishment. Named 
after three leading southern poets — Edgar Allan Poe. Sidney Lanier, and Abram Ryan — they hold weekly meet- 
ings, with special lnter-society Meetings to celebrate the special holiday occasions— Thanksgiving, Lee's Birth- 
dav. Washington's Birthday, etc. For fifteen years they have held annual Inter-society Debates, and the past 
two years they have cooperated with the English Department, under the guidance of Miss Thomas, in an Inter- 
Society Contest in writing. The contest includes poetry, story and essay. 

The Societies choose annually the Commencement Marshals, the Chief Marshal being chosen by each in 
turn. 






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Annie H. Robinson. - A 





Aline Hughes. A 1? 



Alice Latham, E A l[ 
THE SPEAKERS 

As a part of the celebration of the 75th Anniversary on the morning of May 1 2th the speaking contest 
between the chosen representatives of the three Literary Societies was held, and the winning papers in the 
Inter-Society contest were read. 

The general theme of the whole celebration was "St. Mary's," and the speeches and papers all dealt with 
phases of that theme. 

The Anniversary Speakers were: 

For Sigma Lambda: Annie H. Robinson, 17 — "St. Mary's." 
For Fpsilon Alpha Pi: Alice Cohn Latham, '17 — "Dr. Aldert Smedes" 
For Alpha Rho: Aline Elizabeth Hughes, '18 — "The Power of Personality" 
Miss Hughes was declared the winner. 
The Winners in the Contest were: 

The Historical Sketch: (I) Katharine Drane, '18, - A— "Three Scenes from the Life of St. Mary's." 
The Poem: (I) Aline E. Hughes. 18, A P — "The Original Thirteen." 
(2) Henrietta Morgan. '18, E A 1 1 -"The Sacred Spot." 














THE INTER SOCIETY DEBATERS. 1917 

(Back Row. standing — from left to right): Katharine Darden. Frances Hillman. Sara Wood, Estelle Ravenel. 

Virginia Pope Allen. Nancy Woolford. Bessie Folk. Agnes Pratt. 
(Front Row, sitting — left to right): Rubie Logan Thorn, Katharine Drane. Emma Badham, Marian Drane. 






The 1 9 1 7 Debates 

Saturday. March 31: Sigma Lambda vs. Alpha Rho 
Resolved. That St. Mary's should have student self-government with faculty supervision. 

Rubie Thorn. 17. and Katharine Drane. 18. Sigma Lambda, Negative, defeated Sara Wood, '18, and 
Katharine Darden, '20, Alpha Rho, Affirmative. 

Wednesday, April I I: Alpha Rho vs. Epsilon Alpha Pi 
Resolved, That the country is a better location for a school like St. Mary's than the city. 

Frances Hillman. '19, and Estelle Ravenel, '19, Alpha Rho, Affirmative, defeated Virginia P. Allen. '17, 
and Agnes Pratt. '18, Epsilon Alpha Pi. Negative. 

Wednesday, April 18: Epsilon Alpha Pi vs. Sigma Lambda 

Resolved. That the Improvement Fund now being raised for St. Mary's should be spent on building 
new buildings before remodeling the present buildings. 

Bessie Folk. '18, and Nancy Woolford, '20. Epsilon Alpha Pi, Affirmative, defeated Emma Badham, '17. 
and Marian Drane. '20, Sigma Lambda, Negative. 





The Thirteen Originals 

(Metre: Alfred Noyes's "Forty Singing Seamen") 

By Aline Hughes, '18 

(The Prize Verses in the Anniversary Contest) 

Away from home and Mother off to boarding school we rolled. 
Thirteen wondering schoolgirls in the big stage coach. 
The coach got there at twilight, and through the grove we bowled. 
Wondering if the Teachers had noted our approach. 

But the door was open wide. 

Sending golden light outside. 
And we thought they must have noted our approach; 
Must have long been warned of us by rumblings from the coach. 

But not for long we wondered if perhaps we had been heard. 
We thirteen wondering schoolgirls at our Alma Mater's door. 
For a lady, sweet and motherly, with smile and cheering word, 
And a gentleman, whose smile we'll ne'er forget till life is o'er. 

Came quickly out to meet us. 

With kindly words to greet us. 
And to lead us gently through our dear St. Mary's door; 
For the first time then to lead us through our dear St. Mary's door. 

She led us to our dear old "dorm," and showed each one her alcove there; 
They showed us through the parlor with its picture covered walls. 
The homesickness in our throats and eyes was very hard to bear. 
But even in our homesickness we loved those rooms and halls. 

The Faculty were cheerful 

For they knew that we felt tearful. 
And they tried to cheer us up as they led us through the halls; 
Yes. they tried to entertain us as they showed us all the halls. 

We learned to love those dear people and East Rock chapel small; 
We II carry all their pictures in our minds where'er we go; 
But when we were just schoolgirls, without a great life call 
How could we then prophesy how our dear school would grow? 

We were schoolgirls just like others; 

We were not then your grandmothers; 
We were thirteen wondering schoolgirls, so how could we then know? 
We were the thirteen first St. Mary's girls. Of course we couldn't know. 







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We could not know that '17 would hail and celebrate 

The day when first we came, just five and seventy years ago; 

That after years they would recall that happy, happy date. 

As thirteen wondering schoolgirls of course we did not know. 
In long past happy springs 
We played where you have Wings. 

Of Clement Hall of course we could not know; 

Of all the joys of 17 of course we could not know. 

Girls of 17, we originals would say 

Our blessings now are with you as you each one ought to know. 

As we have loved St. Mary s may you ever love it too. 

And carry on her teachings as on your way you go. 

If we had known of you 

We might have been more true. 
But we were only schoolgirls, so of course we did not know; 
The first thirteen St. Mary s girls, of course we could not know. 












Chapel Officers, 1916-17 

Chapel Marshals: Emma Badham and Eva Peele 

Chapel Wardens: Frances Cheatham and Ruble Thorn 

Chapel Ushers: Elmyra Jenkins, Eleanor Relyea and Virginia C. Allen 

Chapel Librarians: Helen Brigham and Estelle Ravenel 





The Junior Auxiliary 



Miss McKimmon, General Directress 



ST. AGNES' CHAPTER 
(East Wing) 

Miss Snook 

Katharine Drane 

Agnes Pratt 

Bessie Folk 

Helen Laughinghouse 



ST. MARGARET'S CHAPTER 
(West Wing) 

Directress . Miss Urquhart 

President Estelle Ravenel 

Vice-President Aline Hughes 

Secretary Nancy Woolford 

Treasurer Nancy Woolford 



ST. CATHERINE'S CHAPTER 
(Senior Hall) 

Miss Thomas 

Annie Robinson 

Ruble Thorn . . 



Directress 
President 



ST. ELIZABETH'S CHAPTER 
(Main Building) 

Miss Thompson 

.... Margaret Marston 



Secretary-Treasurer Sarah Grant 



ST. ANNE'S CHAPTER 

(Third Floor) 
Miss Margaret Bottum 
Anne Wilson 
Mary C Wilson 

Gertrude Merrirnon 



ST. MONICA'S CHAPTER 
(West Dormitory) 

Directress Miss Kate McKimmon 

President Margaret Yorke 

Vice-President Frances Kern 

Secretary Lucy Lay 



Anita Smith Treasurer 



Alice Williams 




LUCY BRATTON CHAPTER 

(East and West Rock) 

Miss Sutton Directress 

Rainsford Glass President 

Susan Smith Secretary-Treasurer 

The Woman's Auxiliary 

Mrs. Lay . President 

Miss Sutton Vice-President 

Miss McKimmon . . Secretary 

Mi^s Thomas Treasurer 





The Altar Guild 



Eleanor Relyea President 

Frances Cheatham * Treasurer 



B. Albertson 
V. P. Allen 

L. Arbogast 

E. Badham 
K. Batts 

H. Bngham 
N. Burke 

F. Cheatham 
M. Collins 

M. Divine 
M. Drane 

rC. Drane 
J. Fairley 

G. Foster 

C. Gilmer 



MEMBERS 




P. Hillman 


S. Rawlings 


A. Hughes 


E. Relyea 


E. Jenkins 


A. Robinson 


C. Kent 


N. Rose 


E. Knight 


B. Sheldon 


A- Latham 


S. Smith 


M. Marston 


M. Stanley 


H. Mason 


P. Stiles 


H. Morgan 


R. Thorn 


M. Mullins 


C. Wilkes 


J. Myers 


A. Williams 


E. Pender 


S. Wood 


A. Pratt 


N. Woolford 


E. Ravenel 


M. Wright 




E. Yates 




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Mr. R. Blinn Owen. Director and Organist 
Miss Ebie Roberts. Assistant Organist 



D. Bngham 
H. Copeland 
M. Divine 

E. Griffith 

F. Hillman 
A. Hughes 
L. King 

M. Kirtland 



E. B. Lay 
M. Lindsay 
M. Marston 
H. Mason 
G. Mernmon 
J. Myers 
H. McNeill 
M. Neal 
Miss Thompson 



L. Pearsall 
E. Pender 
S. Rawlings 

A. Robinson 

B. Sheldon 
A. Smith 
A. Stone 
R. Thorn 

Miss Seymour 



E. Waddell 
L. Walker 
S. Wiley 
V. Williams 
M. C. Wilson 

D. Wood 
M. Wright 

E. Yates 








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Mu Athletic Association 

Colors: Blue and white 

President Alice Latham 

Secretary-Treasurer Katharine Drane 

Captain Basketball Helen Bngham 

Captain Tennis Ellen Lay 

Captain Volley Ball Nina Burke 

Captain Junior Team Nancy Lay 



M. Adams 
K. Arbogast 

L. S. Avent 
H. Barber 

E. Bowne 

S. Braxton 
H. Brigham 

D. Brigham 
N. Burke 

F. Butler 

F. Cheatham 
M. Collins 

E. Cooper 

H. Copeland 
E. Davis 

S. Davis 
P. Donlon 

M. Dougherty 
K. Drane 

B. Durham 
J. Fairley 

M. Ferebee 
S. Fishel 

C. Gilmer 





MEMBERS 


R. Glass 


E. Moss 


M. H. Gold 


A. McDuffie 


F. Griffin 


L. McLaws 


E. Griffith 


C. McMulla 


M. Griffith 


H. McNeill 


J. Hartley 


M. Neal 


R. Herndon 


M. Nixon 


D. Hyman 


S. Northrop 


M. Jones 


W. Odom 


F. Kern 


M. Palmer 


L. King 


G. Pleasants 


E. Knight 


V. Pottle 


E. Lacy 


D. Powell 


S. Lamb 


A. Pratt 


A. Latham 


L. Pruden 


E. Lawrence 


S. Rawlings 


A. R. Lay 


E. Rembert 


E. B. Lay 


N. Rose 


K. Lefferts 


J. Ruffin 


M. Lindsey 


A. Seed 


E. Marsh 


B. Sheldon 


C. Martin 


L. Shepherd 


F. B. Morgan 


K. Shuford 


H. Morgan 


A. Shumate 



L. Slade 

J. Smith 
S. Smith 

A. Spencer 
M. Stanley 

V. Staten 
P. Stiles 

E. Sublett 
D. Swett 

M. Taliaferro 
R. Thorn 

L. Toler 
M. Tredwell 

C. Wilkes 
A. Williams 

V. Williams 
A. Wilson 

M. Wilson 
A. Withers 

E. Withers 
D. Wood 

S. Wood 
J. Wright 

M. Wright 












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Sigma Athletic Association 

Colors: Red and white 

President . . . Annie Robinson 

Vice-President Emma Badham 

Secretary-Treasurer Estelle Ravenel 

Captain Basketball N. Woolford 

Captain Basketball, Junior Team Mary Hoke 

Captain Tennis Elizabeth Waddell 

Captain Volley Ball Mary Mullins 

MEMBERS 



B. Albertson 

V. C. Allen 
V. P. Allen 

L. Arbogast 
E. Ayres 

E. Badham 
H. Battle 

K. Batts 

C. Butt 

M. Chavasse 
L. Clark 

K. Coker 
E. Curtis 

N. Daniels 
K. Darden 

L. Dent 
M. Divine 

M. Drane 
J. Dunn 

B. Folk 
T. Foot 



M. Forester 
G. Foster 

E. Freeland 
M. French 

R. Gebert 

M. B. Cold 
S. Grant 

N. Gregg 
L. Hawkins 

R. Hill 

F. Hillman 

B. M. Hines 
M. Hoke 

M. Holt 
M. Hood 

A. Hughes 

D. Hyman 
A. Ivey 

E. Jenkins 
L. Jensen 

M. Kirtland 



V. Lassiter 

H- Laughinghouse 
L. Lay 

M. Lynah 
M. Marston 

H. Mason 
G. Merrimon 

M. Moss 
C. Mott 

N. Moye 
M. Mullins 

J. Myers 
H. McCoy 

H. McNeill 
A. Patch 

L. Pearsall 
E. Peele 

E. Pender 
M. Polk 

E. Ravenel 
E. Relyea 



M. Richardson 

R. Robbins 
A. Robinson 

V. Royster 
A. Smith 

E- Snipes 
H. Snyder 

M. Springs 
A. Stone 

H. Tarwater 
A. Taylor 

E. Tredwell 
E. Waddell 

L. Walker 
J. White 

S. Wiley 
M. C. Wilson 

E. Wingate 
N. Woolford 

R. Wright 
E. Yates 

M. Yorke 







Mu Basketball Teams 



First Team 
Camilla McMullan 

Lillias Shepherd 

Ellen B. Lay 

Helen Brigham, Captain 

Nina Burke 

Rainsford Glass 



Centers 
Guards 



Second Team 
Nancy Lay, Captain 

Frances Kern 

, , Mary Wilson 

Muriel Dougherty 

Dorothy Powell 

Harriet Barber, R. Hill 







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Sigma Basketball Teams 



First Team 
Elizabeth Waddell 
Nancy Woolford, Captain 

Mary Mullins 

Estelle Ravenel 

Mary Chavasse 

Annie Robinson . . . 



Forwards 
Centers 

Guards 



Second Team 

Mary Hoke 

Lucy Jensen 

Roella Robbins 

Virginia Royster 

Elsie Freeland 

V. Lassiter, L. Lay 














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The 1917 Tennis Tournament 



By an elimination tournament the number of Tennis Contestants for honors was reduced to three repre 
sentatives each of the Sigmas and the Mus. 

In the final contests the Mus were victorious, as follows: 
Helen Brigham. Mu. defeated Lucy Jensen. Sigma, 6-1, 6-4. 
Arlene Shumate, Mu. defeated Mary Lindsay, Sigma. 6-4. 6-4. 
Ellen Lay, Mu, vs. Mary Hoke. Sigma. Not played. 






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Inter-Club Meet. October 30 

Events: Bean Bag Race Won by Mu 

Running Broad Jump Won by Mu 

Dodge Ball Won by Sigma 

Basketball Throw Won by Mu 

Running High Jump Won by Mu 

Relay Race Won by Mu 

Final Score — Mu 98, Sigma 55 

Basketball, November 13, Senior Teams. Sigma vs. Mu 

WonbyMu. 12-5 
Basketball, November 30, Senior Teams. Sigma vs. Mu 

WonbyMu. 10-5 
Basketball, December 14. Junior Teams. Sigma vs. Mu 

Won by Sigma. 25-10 
Midget Captainball, December 18 

Won by Jumping Jacks, 38-18 
Basketball, January 15. Senior Teams, Mu vs. Sigma 

WonbyMu. 16-12 

Indoor Inter-Club Athletic Meet, February 12 

Won by Sigma, 517-494 

Captainball, February 19, Nimble Toes defeated Jumping Jacks (Midgets) 

Score: 12-64 
Basketball, February 24. Junior Teams, Mu vs. Sigma 

Won by Mu, 38-23 
Volleyball. March 10, Junior Teams. Mu vs. Sigma 

WonbyMu. 18-9 
Basketball. March 24. lunior Teams, Mu vs. Sigma 

Won by Mu. 38-23 

Inter-Club Athletic Meet. March 26 

Running High Jump Won by Sigma 

Progressive Pitch Ball Won by Sigma 

Basketball Distance Throw Won by Mu 

Running Broad Jump Won by Sigma 

Relay Broad Jump Won by Sigma 



Events: 



Relay Race 



Won by Sigma 



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Sigma 175, Mu 141 



Volleyball. April 4, Junior Teams. Mu vs. Sigma 

Won by Mu, 43-27 

Volleyball, April 9, Senior Teams, Mu vs. Sigma 

Won by Sigma 



CHAMPION SCORE 



First Team basketball. 4 games out of 7 
Junior Team Basketball, 3 games out of 5 
First Team Volleyball. 2 games out of 3 
Junior Team Volleyball, 2 games out of 3 

Indoor Meet 

Fall Meet. . 

Spring Meet 

Tennis 



Mu 25 
Mu 15 
Sigma 15 
Mu 15 
Sigma 20 

Mu 20 
Sigma 20 



Final Score: Mu 90, Sigma 55 













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Granddaughters and Great Granddaughters 
of St. Mary's 

Motto: Lest we forget Song: Auld Lang Syne 

Colors: Light blue and white 

Flower: Pansy 

President ...... Emma Hudgins Badham 

Secretary Carrie Mclver Wilkes 

Treasurer, . Sarah Littlcjohn Rawhngs 



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Emma Hudgins Badham, of Edenton 

d. of Lucy Bond, of Edenton 
Elizabeth Baker, of Raleigh 
Katherine Baker, of Raleigh 

ds. of Katharine Haywood, of Raleigh 
gds. of Mary Boylan, of Raleigh 
ggds. of Mary Kinsey, of Raleigh 
Adelaide Boylston. of Raleigh 

d. of Adelaide Snow, of Raleigh 
gd. of Betsy Boylan. of Raleigh 
ggd. of Mary Kmsey. of Raleigh 
Frances Howe Cheatham, of Henderson 

d. of Cornelia Alston, of Warren County 
Jcanct Fairley. of Rockingham 

d. of Sallie Shaw, of Rockingham 
Mary Fetter, of Raleigh 

gd. of Mary Wright, of Edenton 
Elizabeth McMorine Folk, of Raleigh 

gd. of Martha Martin, of Edenton 
ggd. of Elizabeth McMorine, of Edenton 
Mary McBee Hoke, of Raleigh 

gd. of Catharine Alexander, of Lincolnton 
Adeline Edmonds Hughes, of Henderson 
gd. of Alice Swann 
ggd. of Penelope Wiley 
Laura Bryan Hyman, of New Bern 

gd. of Anna Gardner, of Wilmington 
Laura Snowden Hawkins, of Jacksonville, Fla. 

gd. of Eliza C. London, of Pittsboro 
Mildred Lord Jones, of Mooresville 

d. of Daisy Scales, of Salisbury 
gd. of Mary Steele Lord, of Salisbury 
Constance Williams Kent, of Petersburg, Va. 

gd. of Constance Williams, of Society Hill, S. 
Rebekah Marsh, of Salisbury 
Mary Ellen Marsh, of Salisbury 

gds. of Carrie McNeely. of Salisbury 
Emily Camilla McMullan, of Columbia 

d. of Fannie Skinner, of Hertford 
Mary Strange Morgan, of Raleigh 

gd. of Marguerite Butt, of Hertford 
Josephine Macon Myers, of Charleston. S. C. 
d. of Roberta Smith, of Raleigh 
Sylbcrt Pendleton, of Raleigh 

d. of Elizabeth Busbee. of Raleigh 
gd. of Sallie Smith, of Scotland Neck 
Margaret Raney. of Raleigh 

d. of Kate Denson. of Raleigh 
gd. of Matilda Cowan, of Wilmington 






THE "GRANDDAUGHTERS" OF ST. MARY'S, 1916-17 



Sarah Littlejohn Rawlings. of Wilson 

d. of Sarah Daniel, of Wilson 
Elizabeth Heriot Rembert, of Columbia, S. C. 

gd. of Augusta Porcher. of Columbia, S. C. 
Mamie Latham Richardson, of Washington 

gd. of Mamie Latham, of Washington 
Jane Reynolds RufFin. of Mayodan 

gd. of Mary Cain, of Salisbury 
Lillias Shepherd, of Raleigh 

d. of Lilla May Vass, of Raleigh 
Margaret Elizabeth Springs, of Waverly Mills, S. C. 
gd. of Elizabeth Morris, of Wilmington 
Allene Hargrove Taylor, of Townesville 

gd. of Mary Grice, of Washington 
Carrie Mclver Wilkes, of Charlotte 

d. of Carrie Mclver, of Society Hill, S. C. 
Mary Bertrand Wilson, of Raleigh 

d. of Mary Turner, of Raleigh 
gd. of Love Root, of Raleigh 
Rena Mason Wright, of Waycross, Ga. 

d. of Sydney Grice. of Washington 
Josie Grainger Wright, of Wilmington 

d. of Susan Morris, of Wilmington 
Sara Louise Wood, of Edenton 

d. of Elizabeth Badham, of Edenton 
Margaret Bernice Yorke. of Charlotte 

d. of Frances Elizabeth Rogers, of Concord 













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The Monthly Muse Board, 1916-17 



Latham 
Ravenel 



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V. C. Allen 

Bad ham 

Jenkins 



Robinson 

Drane 



Cheatham 







THE MUSE 





The Muse Club 



Alice Cohn Latham. 17 President 

Virginia Caroline Allen, '17 Editor-in-Chief 

Emma Hudgins Badham. 17 Business Manager 

Frances Howe Cheatham, '17 Assistant Business Manager 

Sara Wood, '18 Assistant Business Manager 

Katharine Drane, 18 Secretary 

Virginia C. Allen, '17 Ruth Gebert, '18 Agnes Pratt, '18 

Virginia P. Allen, 17 Frances Hillman, '19 Estelle Ravenel, '1 

Emma Badham, 17 Aline Hughes, '18 Eleanor Relyea. '17 

Helen Brigham, '19 Elmyra Jenkins. '17 Annie Robinson. 

Nina Burke, '19 Alice Latham, '17 Nellie Rose. 17 

Frances Cheatham, 17 Helen Laughinghouse. '18 Rubie Thorn. 17 

Katharine Drane, 18 Henrietta Morgan, 18 Sara Wood. 18 

Jeanet Fairley, '17 Novella Moye, '18 Nancy Woolford, 

Bessie Folk, '18 Eva Peele, '17 Martha Wright, '18 

Georgia Foster, '17 Ethel Yates, '18 

Miss Frances Bottum, '12 Miss Rebe Shields, '10 

Miss Margaret Bottum. '15 Miss Julia Allen. '14 

Mr. Cruikshank. Director 




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The Dramatic Club in Ernest Denny's "All-of-a-Sudden Peggy' 









Mary Neal, as "Lord Crackenthorpe" 

Alice Latham, as "The Hon. Jimmy rCeppel" 

Aline Hughes, as "Major Archie Phipps" 

Georgia Foster, as "Jack Menzies" 

Lucia Slade, as "Parker, the footman" 
Ellen Lay. as "Lucas" 

Nancy Woolford, as "Lady Crackenthorpe" 

Penelope Stiles, as "Hon. Millicent Keppel" 
Rubie Thorn, as "Mrs. O'Mara" 

Mary C. Wilson, as "Peggy" 






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The Dramatic Club 

Miss Florence Davis Director 

Alice Latham President 

Rubie Thorn Vice-President 

Ethel Yates Secretary-Treasurer 

Nancy Woolford Business Manager 

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MEMBERS 

Dorothy Brigham Gertrude Merrimon Lucia Slade 

Pauline Donlon Evelyn Moss Penelope Stiles 

Selma Fishel Mary Neal Rubie Thorn 

Georgia Foster Ella Pender Aline Taylor 

Marjorie Griffith Agnes Pratt Nancy Woolford 

Aline Hughes Sarah Rawlings Alice Williams 

Alice Latham Alice Seed Anne Wilson 

Helen Laughinghouse Beatrice Sheldon Mary Wilson 

Ellen Lay Ethel Yates 

1916-17 PRODUCTIONS 

February 12: All-of-a-Sudden Peggy 
Commencement: The Broken Twig 





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The Chorus Class in Gilbert and Sullivan's Opera "Patience' 



Given in the Auditorium under the direction of Mr. Owen on December 
i feature of the Anniversary Exercises. 



6th, 



nd repeated May 12th ; 







Miss Mary Neal. as "Colonel Calverly" 

Miss Sarah Rawlings, as "Major Murgatroyd" 

Miss Audrey Stone, as "Lieutenant Duke of Dunstable" 

(Officers of the Dragoon Guards) 
Miss Mamie Holt, as "The Lady Angela" 
Miss Aline Hughes, as "The Lady Saphir" 
Miss Helen McNeill, as "The Lady Ella" 
Miss Rubie Thorn, as "The Lady Jane" 

(Rapturous Maidens) 
Miss Martha Wright, as "Reginald Bunthorne. a fleshly poet" 
Miss Anita Smith, as "Archibald Grosvenor." an idyllic poet 
Miss Ella Pender, as "Patience," a dairy maid 
With the "Twenty Lovesick Maidens," "Dragoon Guards," etc. 







The Chorus 



First Sopranos 
Brigham, D. 

Copeland 
Griffith. E. 

Lindsay 
McNeill 

Mason, H. 
Neal 

Shuford 
Smith, A. 

Wiley 
Wright, M. 

Pender 
Marston 

Stone, A. 
Moye 




Mr. R. Blinn Owen, Director 
Miss Martha Roberts, Assistant 

Second Sopranos 
Adams 

Albertson 
Avent 

Burke 
Collins 

Fishel 
Gebert 

Hillman 
Hughes 

Hyman 
Hoke 

Kirtland 
Lay, N. 

Mott 
Patch 

Powell 
Slade 

Stanley 
Toler 

Waddel! 
Walker 

Wingate 
Yorke 



Altos 
Allen, V. C. 

Donlon 
King 

Lefferts 
McCoy 

Morgan 
Merrimon 

Myers 
Lay, E. B. 

Rawlings 
Thorn 

Wood 








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The Sketch Club 



Flower: Devil's Paint Brush 

Colors: Hooker's Green and Chinese White 

Aim: To put old masters to shame 

President Louise Arbogast 

Secretary-Treasurer Susan Linehan 



L. Arbogast 
H. Battle 

D. Daniels 
J. Dunn 

K. Hughes 
M. Jones 

E. B. Lay 



Mary Fetter 



N. Lay 

S. Linehan 
L. McLaws 

M. Polk 
J- Ruffin 

M. Fetter 
F. Griffin 



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Director 
















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Cotillion Club 



Helen Brtgham 
Jeanet Fairley 



Leader 
Secretary-Treasurer 



Katherine Arbogast 
Louise Arbogast 

Nina Burke 

Hattie Copeland 

Nettie Daniels 

Kathennc Darden 



Mary R. Divine 
Marian Drane 

Constance Kent 

Catherine Lefferts 

Maud Moss 

Estelle Ravenel 

Sarah Rawlings 



Eleanor Relyea 

Annie Robinson 
Nellie Rose 

Anita Smith 
Penelope Stiles 

Anne Wilson 







SNAPSHOTS OF "HALLOWE'EN" AND "THE COLONIAL BALL" 
















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Kodak Club 

Nellie Rose President 

Camilla McMullan . Secretary 

Allyne Taylor Treasurer 

D. Bngham R. Herndon E. Peele 

M. Collins L. Hawkins N. Rose 

S. Davis F. Hillman K. Shuford 

M. Ferebee F. Kern A. Shumate 

G. Foster M. Kirtland A. Taylor 

M. Cold C. McMullan E. Wingate 

F. Griffin E. Moss S. Wood 

M. L. Nixon 



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South Carolina Club 

Colors: Blue and white Emblem: Palmetto 

Motto: Dum Spiro Spero 

Rubie Thorn President 

Ethel Yates Vice-President 

Josephine Myers Treasurer 

Katherine Coker. Hartsville 

Sarah Davis, Seneca 
Nina Gregg. Mars Bluff 

Marion Lynah, Charleston 
Mary Mullins. Marion 

Josephine Myers, Charleston 
Elizabeth Rembert, Columbia 

Margaret Springs, Waverly Mills 
Rubie Thorn. Kingstree 

Ethel Yates. Camden 

Miss Eleanor Thomas, Faculty Member 









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ginia 



Club 



Song: Carry Me Back to Old Virginny 



Colors: Orange and blue 



Nancy Woolford President 

Anne Wilson Vice-President 

Dorothy Wood Secretary-Treasurer 

Elizabeth Ayres, Accomac Arline Shumate, Bealeton 

Emily Sue Butt, Dixondale Eleanor Sublett, Harrisonburg 

Katharine Darden, Franklin Mollie Taliaferro, Zanoni 

Elsie Freeland, Newport News Louise Walker, Martinsville 

Constance Kent. Petersburg Rosalie Willingham, Houston 

Virginia Lassiter. Petersburg Anne Wilson, Berkley 

Maud Moss, Berkley Anne Withers. Roanes 

Evelyn Moss, Berkley Elizabeth Withers, Roanes 

Catherine Mott, Dixondale Dorothy Wood. Norfolk 

Mary Neal, Danville Nancy Woolford. Suffolk 



















Georgia Club 

Colors: Red and black Flower: Cherokee Rose 
Song: Glory, Glory to Old Georgia 

Annie Robinson President 

Estelle Ravenel Vice-President 

Georgia Foster Secretary-Treasurer 

Dorothy Brigham, Augusta Estelle Ravenel. Valdosta 

Helen Brigham. Savannah Annie Robinson. Hawkinsvi 

Georgia Foster, Savannah Lucia Slade, Griffin 

Annie Ivey, Americus Anita Smith. Savannah 

Frances Kern. Atlanta Penelope Stiles. Rome 

Lallie McLaws. Savannah Rena Wright, Waycross 

Virginia Pottle. Atlanta 









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East Carolina Club 

Alice Latham President 

Virginia Pope Allen Secretary 

Katharine Drane Treasurer 

Bertha Albertson. Scotland Neck Helen Laughinghouse, Greenville 

Virginia Pope Allen, Goldsboro Catherine Lefferts. New Bern 

Lou Spencer Avent, Rocky Mount Camilla McMullan. Columbia 

Emma Badham. Edenton Margaret Marston. Kinston 

Sadie Braxton. Kinston Helen Mason. Kinston 

Florence Butler. Elliott Novella Move. Greenville 

Hattie Copeland, Kinston Mary Nixon, Hertford 

Nettie Daniels. New Bern Eva Peele. Williamston 

Katharine Drane, Edenton Dorothy Powell, Roxobel 

Marian Drane. Edenton Sarah Rawlings, Wilson 

Jennie Dunn. Scotland Neck Mamie Richardson. Washington 

Margaret B. Gold, Wilson Marianna Stanley. Kinston 

Eugenia Griffith. Kinston Janet White. Scotland Neck 

Martha Hood. Kinston Elizabeth Wingate. Gatesville 

Laura Hyman, New Bern Sara Wood. Edenton 

Louise King. Wilmington Josie Wright. Wilmington 

Alice Latham. Plymouth Martha Wright. Boardman 








Central Carolina Club 



Frances Howe Cheathan 

Jeanet Fairley 



President 

Secretary-Treasurer 




Lou Spencer Avent, Rocky Mount 

Helen VanWyck Battle, Tarboro 
Mary Irene Chavasse. Rocky Mount 

Frances Howe Cheatham, Henderson 
Mary Ruth Divine. Rocky Mount 

Selma Eugene Fishel. Vaughan 
Elizabeth McMorine Folk, Raleigh 

Margaret Tate Forester. Goshen 
Margaret Howard Gold. Greensboro 

Frances Griffin. Rocky Mount 
Ruth Hcrndon. Durham 

Adelaide Edmonds Hughes. Henderson 
Elmyra Jenkins. Roanoke Rapids 

Emiliza Braswell Knight. Tarboro 
Annie Ivey McDufhe. Greensboro 

Hazel Howland McNeill. Fayetteville 
Helen Crawford McNeill. Fayetteville 



Helen Carhart Mason. Rocky Mount 

Gertrude Glaister Merrimon, Greensboro 
Willie Pearce Odom. Rocky Mount 

Anna Whitney Patch, Southern Pines 
Rachel Louise Pearsall. Rocky Mount 

Ella Banning Pender. Tarboro 
Mary Tasker Polk. Warrenton 

Agnes Theresa Pratt. Madison 
Nellie Cooper Rose, Henderson 

Jane Reynolds Ruffin, Mayodan 
Elsie Blanche Snipes. Rocky Mount 

Hylah Tarwater, Warrenton 
Carrie Louise Toler. Rocky Mount 

Elizabeth Nash Waddell, Manchester 
Sarah Virginia Wiley. Southern Pines 

Alice Howard Williams, Tarboro 
Mary Catlctt Wilson. Greensboro 











Western Carolina Club 

Virginia C. Allen President 

Catherine Gilmer Secretary- 
Louise Arbogast Treasurer 

Virginia C. Allen. Hickory Mary Lindsay, Tryon 

Louise Arbogast, Asheville Ellen Marsh. Salisbury 

Katharine Arbogast, Asheville Rebekah Marsh, Salisbury 

Elizabeth Bowne. Tryon Kathryn Shuford, Hickory 

Bessie Durham. Charlotte Susan Smith, Charlotte 

Catherine Gilmer, Charlotte Virginia Staten, Charlotte 

Lucy Jensen, Asheville Carrie Wilkes. Charlotte 

Mildred Jones, Charlotte Margaret Yorke, Charlotte 




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"All Around" Club 



Eleanor Rclyea 
Mildred Kirtland 



Nina Burke, New Iberia, La. 

Mildred Collins. Centerville. Md. 
Pauline Donlon, Oxnard. Calif. 

Muriel Dougherty. U. S. Army 
Margaret French, Chicago. 111. 

Ruth Gebert. New Iberia, La. 
Rainsford Glass, Ocala. Fla. 

Sarah Grant. Chester. Pa. 
Josephine Hartley. New York. N. Y. 



President 
Treasurer 

Laura Hawkins. Jacksonville, Fla. 

Frances Hillman. Nashville. Tenn. 
Mildred Kirtland, St. Augustine. Fla. 

Evelyn Lacey. Sarasota. Fla. 
Mary Palmer, Glenburn, Pa. 

Eleanor Relyea. Washington. D. C. 
Alice Seed, Greensboro. Ala. 

Beatrice Sheldon, Pawtucket. R. I. 
Helen Snyder. Mt. Vernon. N. Y. 





Rocky Mount Club 



Lou Spencer Avent 

Mary Chavasse 

Helen Cooper 

Mary Ruth Divine 

Frances Griffin 

Helen Mason 

Willie Odom 

Louise Pearsall 

Elsie Snipes 

Louise Toler 




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A Sacred Spot 

(Henrietta Morgan. '18. E \ II) 

Todays have glided into yesterdays. 

And years have passed, swift-winged— three-score and ten of them and five. 

A host of nights have brought their stars and shades, 

A host of days their "good to be alive": — 

Some gay with Summer's flowers and light. 

Some dark with Winter's long, gray shroud. 

Still among the dim, blue Southern hills 

There lies a spot whose birth is lost in days of Auld Lang Syne, 

A School, a seat of Virtue. Love and Truth; 

To those who lingered once about it. now a wayside shrine, 

A place to honor days of long ago. 

Why does this spot survive the flight of years? 
And many youthful steps still travel 'long its cool green paths? 
The oaks stand forth in kingly strength and might- 
Dark and sharp amid the glow of Winter Even's sunset baths, 
Or still and peaceful 'neath the wealth of spring. 
The greenness of the dark, dim Summer wood? 

As thus they nestle 'round this spot— this School — 

How have those oaks stood straight and tall 'mid boasting roars of winds? 

The things of God — they last forever — 

The Rock of Worship, bound with clinging vines of truth; — 

That's why the oaks and School have stood together. 

Ye, who come from far and near to bring 

Your love for what is bound about with cords of Truth, 
Bethink you of your common sod: — 
Behold the Stars and Stripes of this, your Native Land. 
And see your School, your Country, and your God. 



(Second Prize Verses in the Anniversary Contest.) 








The Calendar, 1916-17 



September 


21, 


Thursday: 


September 


23. 


Saturday: 


September 


30, 


Saturday: 


October 


4, 


Wednesday 


October 


7 


Saturday: 


October 


14, 


Saturday: 


October 


19 


Thursday: 


October 


23, 


Monday: 


October 


30 


Monday: 


October 


31, 


Monday: 


November 


1, 


Wednesday 


November 


4, 


Saturday: 


November 


10. 


Friday: 


November 


11, 


Saturday: 


November 


13. 


Monday: 


November 


18, 


Saturday: 


November 


20. 


Monday: 


November 


24, 


Friday: 


November 


28, 


Tuesday: 


November 


30, 


Thursday: 


December 


4, 


Monday: 


December 


9, 


Saturday: 


December 


16. 


Saturday: 


December 


20, 


Wednesday 


January 


9, 


Tuesday: 


January 


19, 


Friday: 



Seventy-fifth Opening of St. Mary's 

Reception to New Girls. Parlor. 8:00 

Alpha Rho Reception. Muse Room, 8:30 

Faculty Reception. Parlor, 4 to 6 

E. A. P. Reception. Muse Room. 8:30 

Bloomer Party. "Gym." 4:00 

Sigma Lambda Reception. Muse Room. 8:30 

State Fair Day 

Faculty Recital. Miss Davis. Auditorium. 8:00 

Annual Track Meet 

Halloween Party. Gymnasium. 8:30 

Founders' Day. All Saints' Day 

Senior-Sophomore Party. Muse Room. 8:00 

Junior-Freshman Party. Parlor. 8:00 

First Peace-St. Mary's Concert. The Tollefsen Trio. 

Muse Party. Muse Room. 

First Basketball Game 

"Circus." Gymnasium. 8:00 

Faculty Recital, piano. Misses Seymour. Shields and Thompson. 

dorn and Mr. Owen, accompanists 
Maude Adams in "The Little Minister." Academy of Music 
Russian Symphony Orchestra. City Auditorium 
Thanksgiving Day 

Peace-St. Mary's Concert. Miss Llora Hoffman 
Bazaar for Belgian Relief Fund. Parlor 



Mr. Ha 



Operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan's "Patience.' 

Kindersymphonie. Auditorium, 8:00 

Christmas Tree. Gymnasium 

School began after the Holidays 

Lee's Birthday. Inter-Society Meeting. Pi 



Auditorium 











Muse Entertainment. Muse Room 

Paderewski Concert, City Auditorium 

Freshman Party to Juniors. Parlor, 8:00 

Sophomore Party to Seniors. Muse Room, 8;00 

Dance. Parlor, 8:00 

C arolina Dramatic Club. "Old Cronies. "The Glittering Gate." "Food" 

Maude Powell Concert. City Auditorium, 8:30 

Faculty Reception to Mrs. Bickett 

Carolina Glee Club 

Indoor Meet. Dramatic Club Play. "All of a Sudden Peggy" 

Colonial Ball. Parlor. 8:30 

Peace-St. Mary's Concert. Mr. Rudolph Reuter, Pianist 

Ash Wednesday. Lenten Quiet Begins 

Alfred Noyes Reading. Meredith College 

Spring Track Meet 

First Inter-Society Debate. Sigma Lambda-Alpha Rho 

Bishop's Visit for Confirmation 
Easter Day 

Easter Egg Hunt, Grove, 7:00 
Patriotic Mass Meeting. City Auditorium 
Muse Lawn Party 

Certificate Recital. Katharine Parker Drane. Piano. Auditorium, 8:30 
Second Inter-Society Debate. E. A. P. -Alpha Rho 
Muse Entertainment. Mr. Bowen, Sleight of Hand Performance. Auditorium, 

8:30 
Certificate Recital. Sara Littlcjohn Rawlings, Piano. Auditorium, 8:30 
"First Aid'' Examination, 7:30 
"School Party." Parlor. 8:13 

Diploma Recital. Martha Boardman Wright. Piano 
Third Inter-Society Debate. Sigma Lambda-E. A. P. 
May Music Festival 

Certificate Recital. Aline Edmonds Hughes. Elocution 
Alumna? Day. Seventy-fifth Anniversary Celebration 
Certificate Recital. Frances Bennett Hillman, Piano 
Annual Chorus Recital. Auditorium, 8:15 
Annual Play 

Commencement Program 

May 27. Sunday: Commencement Sermon. Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst, D.D., Bishop of East Carolina 
May 28. Monday: Class Day Exercises. Grove, 11:00 

Annual Exhibit of the Art Department. Studio, 3:00 

Annual Alumna? Meeting. Parlor, 4:30 

Annual Concert. Auditorium. 8:30 

Rector's Reception. Parlor, 9:30 
May 29, Tuesday: Graduation Exercises. Auditorium. 11:00 

Annual Address. Hon. Thomas W. Bickett. Governor of North Carolina 

Closing Exercises in the Chapel 



January 


20. 


Saturday: 


January 


23. 


Tuesday: 


January 


27. 


Saturday: 


January 


29. 


Monday: 


February 


3. 


Saturday: 


February 


6, 


Tuesday: 


February 


7. 


Wednesday: 


February 


10, 


Saturday: 


February 


12, 


Monday: 


February 


17. 


Saturday: 


February 


19, 


Monday: 


February 


21, 


Wednesday: 


March 


24, 


Saturday: 


March 


26. 


Monday: 


March 


31. 


Saturday: 


April 


1, 


Palm Sunday 


April 


8. 


Sunday: 


April 


9. 


Monday: 


April 


12. 


Thursday: 


April 


14. 


Saturday: 


April 


lb. 


Monday 


April 


18, 


Wednesday: 


April 


21, 


Saturday: 


April 


23, 


Monday: 


April 


25, 


Wednesday: 


April 


28, 


Saturday: 


April 


30. 


Monday: 


May 


2, 


Wednesday: 


May 


5, 


Saturday: 


May 


7, 


Monday: 


May 


12. 


Saturday: 


May 


14, 


Monday: 


May 


19, 


Saturday: 


May 


26. 


Saturday: 



Program of the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Founding of 
St. Mary's School 

FRIDAY. MAY I ! 

8:30 p. m., In the Auditorium 

Historical Celebration 

Invocation Bishop Cheshire 

St. Mary's Hymn Choral Class 

Welcome and Introduction Bishop Cheshire 

Address Dr. William S. Currell, President of the University of South Carolina 

Address Miss Emihe Watts McVea, '84, President of Sweetbrier College 

Kipling's "Recessional" (DeKoven) The Choir 

Benediction Bishop Cheshire 

Alma Mater The School 

SATURDAY, MAY 12 

8:00 a. m. In the Chapel 

Celebration of the Holy Communion 

The Rector, Celebrant 

9:00 a. m. Breakfast in Clement Hall 



10:30 a. m. In the Auditorium. 

Anniversary Meeting of the Literary Societies 

1. Song: "In a Grove of Stately Oak Trees" 

2. Historical Sketch: "Three Scenes in the Life of St. Mary's" Katharine Drane. 2 A 

3. Poem: "A Sacred Spot" Henrietta Morgan. E A Tl 

4. Songs: 

a. Happy and innocent 

b. To find Mr. Cruikshank 

c. In the Old Swing on Senior Hall 

5. Poem: "The Thirteen Originals" Aline Hughes, A P 

6. Song: "The Time Has Come for Us to Graduate" Senior Class 

7. Speeches: 

The Power of Personality Aline Hughes, A P 

Dr. Aldert Smedes Alice Latham, E A II 

Saint Mary's Annie H. Robinson, 2 A 

8. Poem: "The Chapel," by Annie S. Cameron, '16 Ethel Yates, '17 

9. Song: "Alma Mater" 

2:00 p. m. In Clement Hall 

Anniversary Luncheon 

5:00 p. m. In the Grove 
Anniversary Festival 

8:30 p. m. In the Auditorium 
The Chorus Class in Gilbert and Sullivan's Opera, "Patience" 

Colonel Calverley f Miss Mary Neal 

Major Murgatroyd \ Officers of Dragoon Guards - Miss Sara Rawlings 

Lieut. Duke of Dunstable J [ Miss Audrey Stone 

Reginald Bunthorne (a fleshly poet) Miss Marion' Thompson 

Archibald Grosvenor (an idyllic poet) Miss Anita Smith 

The Lady Angela J Miss Margaret Marston 

The Lady Saphir D , *„ • , Miss Aline Hughes 

tl i j rii } Kapturous Maidens < * „■ „ , , « \, -,, 

Ihe Lady Llla F I Miss Helen McNeill 

The Lady Jane | Miss Rubie Thorn 

Patience (a dairy maid) , Miss Ella Pender 

Twenty Lovesick Maidens, Dragoon Guards, etc. 




The Anniversary Pageant 

The Festival Procession 

Eleanor Rclyea, '17, Leader; Katharine Drane, '18: Estelle Ravenel. '19; Adelaide Boylston; Isabel Jones 
The Leader speaks the Prologue written by Annie Cameron, 16 

Departments of School Work Presented by the Students 

Music, Art. English and Expression, German, French, Latin. Mathematics. Science. Bible, History. Physical 
Education, Domestic Art and Science, Business 

Periods in the Life of St. Mary's presented by the Alumnae 

"The Original Thirteen." 1842; Group presenting 1860's; Group presenting 1870's; Group presenting 1880's; 
Group presenting 1890's; Literary Societies. 1899; Sororities, 1901-1912; Alumnae Groups, 1910-1916. 

Program 

1. Figure Drills 

2. Representatives of the Music Department; Dance and Song — "In the Time of Roses" 

3. (a) Wand Drill 
(b) Esthetic Dance: Moonlight Caprice 

4. Representation of the Art Department in Living Pictures 

5. Singing Game: Mowing the Barley 

6. "La Derniere Classe (Dramatized and arranged from the story of Alphonse Daudet) 

Dramatis Personam 

Hamel, a French schoolmaster Ruble Thorn 

Odile. his daughter Bessie Folk 

Otto, a German schoolmaster Mildred Collins 

Hauser Beatrice Sheldon 

Frantz Ruth Gebert 

Sophie Mary Wilson 

A Postman Josephine Myers 

Louise Virginia Pottle 

Pupils and Parents 

Time: 1872. Place: A country school in Alsace-Lorraine 

7. Tarantella 

8. Morris Jig 

9. Minuet — Alumnae 

10. "Flowers of the South." A waltz written for and dedicated to St. Mary's girls by Gustav Blessner, 1844 

11. "Winter's Tale." Act IV. Scenes III and IV 

Dramatis Persons 

Polixenes. King of Bohemia Evelyn Moss 

Camillo. a Lord of Sicily Alice Latham 

Florizel, Prince of Bohemia Helen Laughinghouse 

Old Shepherd, reputed father of Perdita . Nancy Woolford 

Clown, his son Annie Robinson 

Autolycus. a rogue Mary Neal 

Servant Eva Pee 1c 

Perdita. Princess of Sicily, reputed a shepherdess Frances Cheatham 

Mopsa 1 cl l j i Ella Pender 

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Dorcas J r I Alice oeed 

Epilogue Virginia C. Allen 

Other Servants, shepherdesses, shepherds, herdsmen 

Scene III: A road near the Shepherd's cottage. Scene IV: The Shepherd's cottage: a rustic feast 

12. "Evening" (Lucantoni) . Alumnae Trio: Mrs. A. L. Baker, Mrs. T. M. Ashe. Mrs.James Briggs, Jr. 

13. (a) Flag Drill 

(b) "The Star Spangled Banner" 







Bessie Folk 
Best Student 



Helen Brigham 
Neatest— Most Athletic 






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Frances Cheatham 
Most Lovable 



Lucia Sladc 
Best Looking 







Henrietta Morgan 
Most Ambitious 



Alice Latham 
Most Influential— Best Ail-Round 



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Georgia Foster 
Most Unselfish 




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A most charming tabter named Pratt 
Loved to chatter as well as to tat; 
But though chatting while tatting 
And tatting while chatting, 
She was sure to be smiling, that Pratt. 

Nellie Rose at daybreak, 

Nellie Rose at noon. 

Nellie Rose, you may be sure, at night; 

Should Nellie cease to rise 

'Twould cause us all surprise. 

But Anne would have a really truly fright. 

Of course you've seen a house fly cross a river, 

You may have heard a living Laughing house, 

But tell me if you dare, 

What's neither here nor there — 

Have you ever seen a Henrietta mouse? 

Arlene's a leading tennis sharp. 

Alleyne loves Senior Hall. 
The Infirmary without Susan Smilh 

Could hardly run at all. 

Butler haunts the Library, 

Seems to like the books; 
Annie at the crushes 

'S casting scornful looks; 
A. Taylor in the Grill Room, 

Cooks and cooks and cooks. 

Louise is fond of dollies 

And Cattie likes a drum. 
But B. Folk loves to sit behind 

The Auditorium. 

Alice had a little book, 

A Red Cross Book, you know. 
And everywhere that Alice went 

That book was sure to go. 
To classes, dinner, shopping, lunch, 

It was against the rule. 
But pass she must that dread exam. 

Or mortify the School. 








The Follies of 1917 






Louise Arbogast 

Helen Bngham 

Bessie Durham 

Margaret Gold 

Catherine Gilmer 



Penelope Stiles 



Dolly Hyman 

Catherine Leflerts 
Josephine Myers 

Eleanor Relyea 

Sarah Rawlings 







The Merry-Makers 



Emma Badham 

Frances Cheatham 
Katherine Darden 

Katharine Drane 
Marian Drane 



Maud Moss 

Mary Polk 
Nellie Rose 

Helen Laughinghouse 
Anne Wilson 



Bessie Folk 





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Nina Burke 
Theodosia Foot 
Ruth Gebert 



Aline Hughes 
Lucy Jensen 
Mary Mullins 



Dorothy Powell 

Margaret Springs 
Elizabeth Waddell 











B. D. 



Virginia P. Allen 
Helen Brigham 

Jeanet Fairley 
Annie Ivey 



Annie McDuflie 

Josephine Myers 

Estelle Ravenel 

Elizabeth Rembert 





S. D. 















Evelyn Lacey 
Mary Neal 

Ella Pender 

Hyla Tarwater 

Mary Wilson 

Rena Wright 







T. I. B. 

Elizabeth Bowne 

Muriel Dougherty 
Frances Kern 

Virginia Lassiter 
Marion Lynah 

Mary Nixon 
Anna Patch 

Doris Swett 
Margaret Yorke 




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Hattie Copeland 
Nettie Daniels 

Mary R. Divine 

Eugenia Griffith 

Martha Hood 



D. G. S. 



Mamie Holt 

Constance Kent 
Gertrude Merrimon 

Margaret Marston 
Nancy Woolford 







T. S. S. 



Sadie Braxton 

Helen Cooper 

Frances Griffin 
Helen McCoy 



Helen Mason 

Helen Snyder 
Audrey Stone 

Louise Toler 












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Apt Quotations 



"A little more sleep, a little more slumber." — The Cry at Breakfast 

"Better late than never."— The Monthly Muse 

"Youth comes but once in a lifetime." — S. 0. C. 

"In came Mrs. Fessiwig. one vast, substantial smile." — Rubie Thorn 

"Tomorrow is, ah! whose?' — The Juniors 

"Faithful to the memory of my ancestors." — Senior Hall, Room ? 

"In cash most justly paid." — On Pay Day 

"Yet that is but a crush d necessity. — S. Rawlings s Flowers 

"I know not where to find thee." — The Lost Bell 

"Let every man be master of his time." — F. Butler 

"With strange and several noises, — roaring, shrieking, howling- 
Diversity of sounds were we awak'd"~By A. & M. on Election Night 

"Sighed and looked, and sighed again." —At the Forbidden Circus Tents 

"I hate to tell again a tale once told." — Mr. Stone 

"March on, my fellows!" — Miss Barton in Gym. Class 

"The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another." — Susan Smith 

"Say, are you not larger than you are?"— P. Stiles 

"Nay, she must bear you company." — The Chaperone 

"By my life, this is against our pleasure. — Restriction 

"What a host our ladies will have of these trim vanities." — Lacey. Wright, and Ivey. 

"And then let's dream 
Who's best in favor" — of A. Robinson 

"Nature craves — " Ice Cream on Thursdays 

"And the detention of long-since-due-debts"— from Book-Money 

"Charms the forest with her tale." — M. Richardson 

"That thing you speak of, I took it for a man." — The Library Burglar 






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FACULTY KODAKS 



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To St. Mary's Chapel 

Annie Sutton Cameron, 16 

Once more within thy sacred walls 

We meet, but not alone. 
The hearts of all who held thee dear 

Meet with us here as one. 
We feel their silent blessing 

Upon us as we pray. 
The hopes and prayers that once were theirs 

Still live in us today. 

For thee they labored, thee they strove. 

They loved thee and passed on. 
Leaving to us an heritage 

Of all that they had won. 
A sacred charge they gave us 

In trust divine and deep. 
Thine honor and thy name they left 

For us to guard and keep. 

Thou art to us the token 

Of that we hold most dear. 
Mute bond of love unbroken, 

Thy sheltering arms we near. 
Thou dost our love enkindle. 

Our loyal hearts enroll 
In kinship stronger than of blood. 

The kinship of the soul. 

And through the discord of the world. 

Thy music rising clear. 
Dispels the doubt that once we had, 

Casts out our craven fear. 
Hopes by defeat once shattered 

And sullied with the dust, 
We pledge again at thy dear name. 

In holy love and trust. 

Like these who loved and labored, 

Led by thy steadfast light. 
We pass from thee with strengthened hands 

To battle for the right. 
And as we strive to follow 

The pathway they have trod, 
We pray God's Peace be ever thine, 

Oh little house of God. 













Annual Muse Board 



Virginia Caroline Allen 
Editor-in-Chief 



Virginia Caroline Allen 
Virginia Pope Allen 

Emma Hudgins Badham 

Frances Howe Cheatham 

Jeanet Fairley 

Georgia Foster 

Elmyra Jenkins 



Emma Hudgins Badham 

Business Manager 

Frances Howe Cheatham 

Sara Louise Wood 

Assistant Business Managers 



Alice Cohn Latham 

Eva Irene Peele 
Eleanor Relyea 

Annie Huske Robinson 
Nellie Cooper Rose 

Rubie Logan Thorn 
Ethel Caroline Yates 




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Here then, old friend, we "Finis" write. 

Perhaps you're glad, we hope you're sad 
At closing down this cover — 
Not because you pathos find 
Or anything of tears the mover, 

But just because we hope you mind 

I hat "Sixtcen-Seventeen" fun is over. 




Photographs by Horton, Raleigh 

Engraving by Electric City Engraving Co., Buffalo 

Presses of 

Edwards & Broughton Printing Co. 

Raleigh 



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